Is it really garbage?

Before you trash it, search it using our Recycle Coach App! It might be a recyclable or compostable item.

Collection Schedule

Garbage is collected every week. Containers and bags must be placed curbside by 7:00 am on your designated collection day. To find your collection day, view our collection schedule.


Use standard garbage cans or bags for curbside collection (ties and bungee cords are NOT permitted on cans):

  • Standard Garbage Can
    75cm (30") height, 60cm (24") width
    No larger than 100 L
  • Standard Garbage Bag
    1m (36") height, 60cm (24") width
    No larger than 100 L


Two standard garbage cans or bags are accepted for weekly collection. Maximum container/bag weight: 25kg (55lbs).

Extra Quantity

Garbage in excess of the weekly limit will be collected if each can or bag is accompanied by a garbage sticker. Sheets of six garbage stickers may be purchased for $7.50 from City Hall or the North and South Delta Recreation Centres.

What Goes in the Garbage?

Not much! Household items that are not recyclablecompostable, or reusable can be placed in the garbage. Ensure all accepted garbage material is contained in cans or bags – loose items will not be collected.

Certain materials are banned and prohibited from the garbage in our region because they are either easily recyclable or because they are hazardous to collection workers, the public, or the environment. Please visit Metro Vancouver’s website for a complete list of banned and prohibited materials.

Vancouver Landfill

Oversized or bulky items can be taken for disposal to the Vancouver Landfill. Visit the Vancouver Landfill's website for more information including directions, hours of operation, and disposal rates. Approximate disposal rates can also be calculated prior to your visit using Metro Vancouver’s online Recycling and Disposal Cost Estimator.