The following information is for single family residents with curbside collection of food scraps and yard trimmings in the District of North Vancouver only.
For residents living in townhouses, stratas, condos and other multi-family buildings, please click here.
Food scraps belong in your backyard compost or Green Can. This year, Metro Vancouver is banning all food scraps and yard trimmings from disposal. Learn more at metrovancouver.org/foodscraps
The District of North Vancouver Curbside Green Can Collection Program allows residents to include food scraps with their yard trimmings for curbside recycling.
Backyard composting is the best way to manage your raw fruit and veggie scraps and yard trimmings. It's environmentally friendly and efficient. Every year, a household can easily turn more than 500 kg of kitchen scraps, yard trimmings and food-soiled paper into over 100 kg of free fertilizer for your garden! 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.
Buy a backyard compost bin online or at our Recycling Drop-off Depot for $45: buyabin.northshorerecycling.ca
Learn how to minimize common compost problems, compost safely in bear country, use the Green Can Program and create less waste. To book a free yard visit or learn more about composting, visit coaching.northshorerecycling.ca
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 on the District of North Vancouver's Curbside Yard Trimmings Collection Program, visit the District of North Vancouver website.
One-third of the food produced world-wide annually is wasted, which the United Nation's says is 1.3 billion tonnes. That's a lot of food.
Fortunately there are some very simple steps we each can take to reduce the amount of food that ends up not being consumed. For information on how to reduce the food wasted in your household, click here.
Watch Harvest Power's 2 minute video to learn more.
Order Green Can Decals and Kitchen Container Decals online. Access our order page by clicking here.
Want more info on food scraps collection options? Visit our Multi-family Food Scraps Collection page.