Metro Vancouver Organics Ban

Starting January 1, 2015, residents and businesses will need to separate food scraps and clean wood from regular garbage under Metro Vancouver's organics disposal ban

 All businesses and residential buildings are encouraged to plan and introduce food scraps recycling programs from January 1 to June 30, 2015. After this time, financial enforcement for non-compliance begins. These fines will be placed on the waste haulers, rather than directly upon the resident or business that is generating the organic material.

RCBC staff will be answering questions and providing contacts for commercial and multi-family dwelling organics pick-up services. Contact the BC Recycling Hotline at 604-RECYCLE (604-732-9253) for more information.  

Information for Residents 

Currently local municipalities collect food scraps from about 95% of the region's single family homes. Many businesses, apartments and condos are establishing food scraps recycling either through their city, waste hauler, or an occupant-driven initiative.

Information for Businesses 

Information for Apartments & Condos

More Information: 

RCBC Fact Sheet: Diverting Compostable Organics (January 2015)

Metro Vancouver Organics Disposal Ban Home Page

Metro Vancouver Organics Disposal Ban Bylaw

City of Vancouver - Questions to Ask Your Organics Hauler