Congratulations to The City of North Vancouver for being selected as a finalist in the 2014 Earth Hour City Challenge!
Following a rigorous selection process, the City is one of three Canadian (Surrey, Edmonton) and 34 global finalists from 14 countries chosen by an international jury of experts. The City is recognized for developing and implementing progressive sustainability programs that create a more liveable community for present and future generations.
Help them win the "We love Cities Award" by voting here: http://www.welovecities.org/northvancouver/
The District of West Vancouver has made changes to the collection map. Please determine if you are in the light or dark version of your zone's colour. Your garbage will be collected when your colour is marked with a letter "G" in the calendar. If you need assistance determining your zone, please call (604) 925-7176 weekdays from 8:30-4:30 for individual help.
Please note: Recycling, Green Can and Yard Trimmings are still collected weekly.
You can view the map online here.
The Green Can Program allows residents in the City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, and District of West Vancouver to set food scraps and food-soiled paper curbside for composting along with yard trimmings instead of sending them to the landfill with the garbage. These short how-to videos are designed to help residents get started.
In the event of hazardous road conditions due to snow and ice, it may be necessary to suspend garbage, recycling, Green Can and yard trimmings collection in some or all parts of the North Shore.
If your garbage and recycling is normally collected from the street, do not place your materials on the road. Keep them on the sidewalk or boulevard and remove them as soon as possible after they have been emptied.
The North Shore News recently featured the Bag to Earth Small Food Waste bags for use in the Green Can Curbside Food Scraps Recycling Program. These bags can be used for collecting food on your counter or in the fridge or freezer through the week and will help to keep your curbside container clean.
For those interested in a cost-free option, simply collect your food scraps in 3-4 sheets of newspaper and wrap them securely into a bundle, like a burrito. These bundles can be kept in a container of your choice throughout the week before they are transferred to your green can on the morning of collection.
Please remember that food scraps are not accepted curbside in paper bags as they will attract wildlife – they must be contained in a regulation-sized curbside container.
For more information please visit greencan.northshorerecycling.ca.
Learn how to
minimize common composting problems, set up and use the Green Can program and create less waste!
Click here to learn more.
hether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, you're guaranteed to learn something new and how to:
minimize common composting problems,
improve your finished compost and
take less garbage to the curb.
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, you're guaranteed to learn something new and how to:
·minimize common composting problems,
·improve your finished compost and
·take less garbage to the curb.
Your old toilet is worth $50 when you replace it with a new 4.8L or dual-flush model!
The City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver and District of West Vancouver have teamed up with the North Shore Recycling Program to deliver a toilet rebate replacement program that puts water conservation to work - right in your home. Get your rebate today!