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North Shore residents may include food scraps with their yard trimmings for curbside collection.
The Curbside Yard Trimmings Collection Program has expanded to accept both food scraps and food soiled paper in the City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver and District of West Vancouver.
The program is called the Green Can and is available to all residences eligible for curbside yard trimmings collection.
The Green Can Program helps the environment and minimizes increases to garbage collection fees. It's important to participate in the Green Can Program, and to backyard compost, because food scraps will soon be banned from the landfill by Metro Vancouver.
If you backyard compost, please continue to do so and use your Green Can for items that are difficult to compost safely in bear country such as cooked plate scrapings, meat, bones and dairy.
The North Shore is natural bear habitat. Although residents will simply be putting food scraps into the green can instead of the garbage can, we can minimize human-bear conflict by managing our garbage, green can and other bear attractants responsibly. View our tips on being Bear Smart.
For more information see our Frequently Asked Questions Section or call the North Shore Recycling Program at 604.984.9730.
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Want more info on food scraps collection options? Visit our Multi-family Food Scraps Collection page.