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Office: 148 East 2nd Street
Drop-off Depot: 29 Riverside Drive
North Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Recycling Collection Changes

Glass 1Separate Glass Collection, Combined Paper Streams: Coming July 2015

This July, small changes are being made to the way recycling is collected on the North Shore.

  • To prevent broken glass from contaminating other materials, Glass Bottles and Jars will be collected in a separate Grey Box/Cart.
  • Newspaper and Mixed Paper will be combined.
  • Smithrite Disposal Ltd. will become the residential recycling collection contractor.
  • These changes take effect July 2015.

Curbside Blue Box Recycling Collection:

  • A NEW Grey Box for glass, labelled "Glass Bottles and Jars Only" will be delivered in June. All Glass Bottles and Jars must be recycled in the Grey Box. Caps and Lids should be removed and placed in the Blue Box for recycling. Refundables are best recycled at a designated drop-off depot.
  • Newspaper and Mixed Paper, including cardboard, may be combined in your Yellow OR Blue Bag for recycling. Blue Bags will be phased out.
  • The Blue Box is used for all recyclable plastic and metal containers.
  • A full list of all materials accepted is available here.
  • FAQs for residents with Individual Blue Box Collection

Shared Cart Recycling Collection:

  • NEW "Glass Bottles and Jars Only" decals will be applied to carts throughout July and August for immediate use. All Glass Bottles and Jars must be recycled in the Glass Cart. Caps and Lids should be removed and placed in the Containers Cart for recycling. Refundables are best recycled at a designated drop-off depot.
  • Newspaper and Mixed Paper, including cardboard, can be combined in the Mixed Paper Cart for recycling.
  • The Containers Cart is for all recyclable plastic and metal containers.
  • A full list of accepted materials can be found here.
  • FAQs for residents with Shared Cart Recycling Collection

Learn More

For more information about Grey Box delivery, please contact North Shore Recycling Program at 604-984-9730 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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