Metro Vancouver Organics Ban
As of January 1, 2015, residents and businesses are asked 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. There will be a phased in approach, with financial enforcement beginning July 1, 2015 for non-compliance. 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
- FAQs for Businesses
- Tools and Resources for Businesses
- Information for Grocers
- Information for Restaurants
Information for Apartments & Condos
- FAQs for Apartments & Condos
- Tools & Resources for Stratas, Property Managers & Residents
- Case Studies - What Other Multi-Family Residents are Doing
- Other Resources - Signs, Tips & More
- RCBC Fact Sheet: Balcony and Indoor Composting Tips
- RCBC Fact Sheet: Winter Backyard Composting Tips
- RCBC Fact Sheet: Diverting Compostable Organics (January 2015)
- RCBC Infographic: Facts About Organics for Multi-Family Residents
- Metro Vancouver Organics Disposal Ban Home Page
- Metro Vancouver Organics Disposal Ban Bylaw
- City of Vancouver - Questions to Ask Your Organics Hauler