Put Waste in its Place

Some recycling and solid waste facilities are temporarily closed, operating with reduced hours, or accepting a limited range of materials – please call ahead. Sign up to receive text alerts for Metro Vancouver facilities in the sidebar below.

Put waste in its place

Waste in It's Place
Recycle, Donate, Dispose



Abandoning household items on public or private property is considered illegal dumping. A desk left in a laneway, a mattress placed behind an apartment building, or bags of garbage dropped next to a public bin – it's all illegal and it costs taxpayers millions of dollars each year to clean up.


Find large-item and trash disposal options and help keep your community clean:



Illegal dumping in Metro Vancouver

Mattress recycling




Additional Resources

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Learn how to safely dispose of used PPE items like masks and gloves.
  • Gypsum Disposal – Learn where to take used gypsum and how to package it for safe disposal.
  • Think Thrice About Your Clothes Campaign – Learn how to donate or recycle old or unwanted clothing.
  • Property or Strata Managers – Keep this poster in your building’s disposal area to inform your tenants of how to dispose of unwanted household items.

Solid Waste Facilities Temporary Closure Notices

Metro Vancouver has initiated a new service to provide real-time notice of any facilities temporary closures. To be notified, sign up for Metro Vancouver Solid Waste Facilities Temporary Closure Notices via SMS (text notification).

Text 778-655-9200 with the message JOIN 

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