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Garbage & Recycling

Garbage Can and Truck

The City of Vancouver's Solid Waste Services, part of Vancouver Public Works, provides help and information to neighborhoods, businesses and residents who make our community sparkle. We oversee garbage, recycling and yard debris collection contracts and search out new ways to help improve these services that affect our daily lives.


More Info

We invite you to explore the many online tools, tips and links below. Check the Talking Trash page for the latest news about what's happening to support your recycling, reusing and reducing efforts!

Click here for more information for residential customers, including commonly selected service levels.

Get your handy Recollect schedule here.

Never miss another collection day!

Use this helpful tool to get the garbage, recycling and optional yard debris schedule for your residence. Enter your address and hit search. You can also:

  • View, download and print your garbage and recycling collection calendar
  • Sign up for reminders by email, phone or twitter
  • Upload your schedule to your iCal, Google or Microsoft Outlook calendar

Stop Unwanted Mail!
Click here to opt out of unwanted catalogs, coupons, credit card offers, phone books and circulars. Basic opt-out service is free. Additional services are available for a fee.

Questions? Many of the answers to questions about recycling, reusing, reducing, rates and more can be found in the sections below and the links on the sides of this webpage.

Don't miss the link to our partners at Clark County for a guide to recycling hundreds of products and household items:

Wondering when the next special collections are? Check out the Talking Trash page.