Put Waste in its Place

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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