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

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Multi-Family Blue Cart Recycling

North Shore Recycling Program Recycling CartsDo you live in an apartment, condo or townhouse?  If so, recycling couldn't be simpler - 3 blue carts - and that's it!

Acceptable Materials:

Cardboard, magazines, yoghurt containers and shampoo bottles are just a few of the items you can recycle in your building's recycling carts. Take a look at the Acceptable Materials list to find out what materials can be recycled and how to prepare them.

Your building's Newspaper Cart holds newspaper and newspaper inserts only, your Mixed Paper Cart will take Mixed Paper (including clean pizza boxes), and the Containers Cart accepts rigid plastic containers, hot and cold drink cups, milk and soup cartons and metal containers. And if you're stumped for where to store your recyclables until you can get them down to the carts, scroll down this page for a few stylish and/or practical ideas.

3 Simple Steps to Blue Cart Recycling:

Step 1

Find a storage spot. Baskets or boxes work great in a central location. If space is tight, try one of our multi-family recycling tote bags (while supplies last - our inventory is limited). Ask your building manager if they have a supply or stop by our office at 148 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver (8:30 am to 4:30 pm weekdays) to pick up your bag (1 per residential unit).

Step 2

Recycle clean paper & other materials. More than 10% of our garbage is recyclable paper - that's way too much! Help get it out of the garbage by recycling it in the Mixed Paper & Newspaper carts. Then recycle cans, bottles, yoghurt containers, and much more.

Step 3

Take it to the recycling carts. These are usually located near your building's garbage dumpster. Don't forget to flatten all boxes and plastic milk jugs to save space!

Apartment, Condo & Townhouse Recycling Information

For posters and information, contact the NSRP office at 604.984.9730 or via our online form.

Call the NSRP at 604.984.9730 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to register a new building for the program (it's already paid for in the building's property taxes/utility charges, so take advantage!!).

What to do with other materials not accepted in the Blue Cart recycling program...

To find out about how to recycle other materials outside of your municipal Blue Cart program, visit our Recycle This tool (click here).


Did you know...

North Shore Recycling Program TrashMetro Vancouver has a material ban in place for all materials recyclable in the Blue Box - recycling is required in order to help us meet the 70% waste diversion goal.

Questions about the bans? Visit metrovancouver.org.