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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: waste and recycling

April 3, 2020 

To help prevent spread and protect our waste collection staff:

  • Dispose of all the following in the garbage in plastic garbage bags:
    • Personal hygiene products
    • Used tissues
    • Cleaning cloths
    • Face masks
    • Gloves
    • Sanitary wipes, even those listed as flushable or compostable
    • All similar items
  • Securely tie garbage bags shut and set out in your bin in your regular collection area

If you’re sick or caring for someone who is sick:

  • Double bag all personal waste in plastic garbage bags
  • Securely tie all bags shut and dispose of as regular residential garbage  

Unbagged or loose items will not be collected.

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Garbage

Dispose of items the right way. Learn what goes in your garbage bin.

Food scraps

Get tips for recycling your food scraps and avoiding odours and pests.

Yard waste

Most yard waste can be recycled in your green bin.

Curbside recycling

We do not collect curbside recycling. For recycling questions, issues, and supplies, contact:

Single family homes and duplexes 

GFL Environmental (formerly Smithrite Disposal Ltd) 
604-282-7966 or srrecycle@gflenv.com

Apartments, condos, and townhomes 

Waste Management Canada 
604-282-7961