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Recycling

Notice: Glass Bottle and Jar Collection Suspended

Due to flooding experienced by receiving facilities and transportation challenges caused by road closures, Recycle BC has made the difficult decision to suspend the collection of glass materials.

As a result, the City of Delta will be suspending the collection of Grey Box and Grey Bin materials (glass bottles and jars) beginning Monday, November 22. In addition, the intake of glass and foam packaging materials at Recycle BC drop-off depots will also be suspended effective Monday, November 22.

The change to regular collection services affects municipalities throughout Metro Vancouver and residents are being asked to store glass materials until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause and thank you for your patience.

View RecycleBC's statement on the collection suspension.

Residential properties in Delta are entitled to receive weekly recycling collection services from the City. This collection service is funded through the annual recycling utility and there is no additional charge to participate. 

Like most cities in BC, Delta has joined Recycle BC, the not-for-profit organization that is responsible for residential packaging and paper recycling across the province. Joining Recycle BC will help ensure that we maximize the amount of material actually recycled as well as save the City, and taxpayers, money. 

To meet Recycle BC’s requirements, there are three changes to how we sort recycling:

  1. Combine newspaper and flyers with other mixed paper cardboard in the Yellow Bag or Mixed Paper Bin;
  2. Separate glass bottles and jars into the Grey Box or Grey Bin;
  3. Plastic bags and foam containers are no longer accepted in the Blue Box or Containers Bin and should be returned to your nearest recycling depots.

Curbside Collection

Shared Collection

Free Mattress Recycling Voucher Program

Recycle Coach App – What Goes Where?

Find out how to dispose of over 1,500 items using the Recycle Coach App below. You can also download the app to receive collection reminders using the links below!

Download the Recycle Coach App!

The app allows you to quickly:

  • Find out what is and is not accepted in Delta's recycling program.
  • Use our material search to find out where to take other recyclable or difficult-to-handle materials.
  • View your collection calendar and set reminders so that you never miss another pickup.
  • Find your closest recycling drop-off depot.
  • Report a missed pickup, and more!

The app is currently available for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. Try it today!

Frequently Asked Questions

We are here to help! If you still have questions about recycling in Delta, call our Engineering Department at 604-946-3260 or email to connect with a team member.