Metro Vancouver to pick up food waste along with your curbside garbage

First published on October 10, 2009

It might only be a pilot program and only available in some cities for now, but Metro Vancouver, Delta, Coquitlam, West Vancouver, and Langley are going to start picking up your food waste, napkins, pizza boxes, and more to compost. This means that more of your waste can be put back to good use rather than being dumped in a landfill. Not everyone has the yard or perhaps even the inspiration to do their own composting, but this could get more people involved if it’s as easy as putting the food waste out next to your other garbage.

Be sure to check with your city for more information about collection eligibility and procedures. For example, the Metro Vancouver site has a good list of food scraps recycling FAQs including information about what can and cannot be composte . Here is a brief article about this from The Province newspaper. One thing to note is that you should not put your “compostables” into plastic bags — use either paper-based liners or put the food directly into the bin.


One Response to “Metro Vancouver to pick up food waste along with your curbside garbage”

  1. Melissa says:

    This is great news! It’s about time.

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