Tools and Resources

How to separate your food scraps

Follow these three easy steps to separate and recycle your food scraps.

  1. Put your food scraps into a small container in your kitchen.
  2. Empty your small container into your green bin.
  3. Set out your green bin on the morning of your collection day.

How to line your food scraps kitchen catcher

Lining your food scraps kitchen catcher with newsprint reduces odours and makes cleaning easier. Learn how to make a kitchen catcher liner out of newsprint here.



Have questions about food scraps collection in your area?

For most single-family households, information on curbside collection schedules of food scraps, garbage and recycling is available on municipal websites.
Village of Anmore City of North Vancouver           
Village of Belcarra District of North Vancouver           
Bowen Island Municipality City of Pitt Meadows           
City of Burnaby City of Port Coquitlam           
City of Coquitlam City of Port Moody           
Corporation of Delta City of Richmond           
City of Langley City of Surrey           
Township of LangleyTsawwassen First Nation
Village of Lions Bay City of Vancouver           
City of Maple Ridge
District of West Vancouver
City of New Westminster City of White Rock

Some municipalities offer collection schedule apps for smartphones to remind you of your next pick-up.

Backyard Composting

This remains an excellent natural way to manage many of your food scraps on your own property. Need help? Contact staff at the City Farmer Compost Hotline at 604-736-2250