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About Food Scraps Recycling
The region’s Organics Disposal Ban is a new rule to support food scraps recycling. Find background information and introductory videos in multiple languages, timelines and enforcement information.
Restaurants value food, and don’t want to see it wasted. Find the Food Scraps Recycling Guide, case studies, waste reduction tips and common questions from other restaurants.
Food retailers manage a lot of food from varying departments. Find out about tools designed by your industry, packaged food, and common questions from other grocers.
Most detached homes have a food scraps recycling program; contact your city for details. Find resources here to help your household waste less food.
Apartments and Condos
Apartment and condo residents are starting to recycle food scraps in their buildings. Find tools, case studies, signage for residents, and a guide and outreach tools for property managers.
Tools and Resources
Questions about your city collection program? Contact your city directly.
What other residents are doing
Find out what residents across the region are doing to recycle their food scraps, reduce the amount of food they waste, and reduce their overall garbage.
Questions and answers for residents
Here you will find some background information on why food scraps recycling was introduced, current recycling rates, and more.
Metro Vancouver is proud to be a partner in the National Zero Waste Council’s national campaign to reduce food waste, Love Food Hate Waste Canada. Across Canada, 63% of our food waste is avoidable. Reducing food waste helps the environment, reduces pressure on our infrastructure, and can save residents money. Love Food Hate Waste Canada offers easy tips and ideas to reduce food waste at home. Visit
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