Recycling & Garbage

Garbage Collection
Garbage Collection & Schedule

Collection Schedule
Items Not Accepted
Garbage Cart Collection Brochures
Extra Garbage Disposal Options
Large Item Pick-Up

Blue Box Recycling
Recycle Paper, Plastic, Glass & More

Blue Box and Blue Cart
How to Recycle Correctly
Recycling Brochures & Guides
Beverage Containers Cash Back
Large Quantity Drop-Off

Green Cart Recycling
Green Cart Recycling

Green Cart Recycling
Yard Trimmings Drop-Off
Composting at Home

Rethink Waste and Circular Economy
Let's Rethink Waste & Circular Economy

Rethink Waste
Single-Use Items Bylaw
Circular Economy
Community Ideas Hub

Depot Landing Page
Recycle Depot & Hazardous Items

Recycling Depot
Banned & Prohibited Materials
Prohibited Materials Drop-Off

Outreach Landing Page
Public Spaces & Community Outreach

Free Workshops
Partnership Programs for Cleaner Schools
Green Ambassadors
Report Illegal Dumping
Event Recycling

2022 Annual Report

Read now: Taking Action to Reduce Waste

2022 Recycling and Solid Waste Management Annual Report

Sign-Up for Free Recycling & Garbage Reminders

Single-family home residents can sign-up for free recycling and garbage pick up day reminders. Residents can set up how to receive reminders by email, text message or phone call. The tool is simple and easy to use. Just enter your address below and click on "Find."

Note: This service does not apply to townhomes and multi-family dwellings with private garbage pick-up or Blue Carts. Contact your property management company for your pick-up schedule.

Related Links and Resources

Recycling and Garbage Brochures and Guides

Richmond delivers a wide range of recycling and waste management services for all residents to ensure that all waste is managed effectively and efficiently. The following are links to program brochures and guides.

Curbside Collection Programs

These documents are for residents in single-family homes and some townhomes with curbside collection services.
Resources Curbside 2021

Centralized Collection Programs

These documents are for residents in multi-family complexes (apartments, condominiums and some townhomes) with share recycling enclosure.
Resources Centralized 2021

Resources Brochures 2021

Helpful Links

Organizations Descriptions
Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Responsible for the effective protection, management and conservation of BC’s water, land, air and living resources. It leads work on climate preparedness and adaptation and leads plans to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets.

Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA)

Information on issues of plastic manufacturing in Canada, reuse of plastics, plastics recycling, health, industry safety and the environment.

Composting Council of Canada

Composting Council of Canada is a national non-profit organization that serves as the central resource and network for composting industry in Canada.

Eco Waste Industries Ltd

Ecowaste operates a commercial landfill and recycling operation in Richmond.

Extended Producer Responsibility
Information on British Columbia's Industry-Led Product Stewardship programs require producers of designated products to take Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for the life cycle management of their products, including collection and recycling.
Love Food Hate Waste Canada

National campaign to help Canadians make the most of the food they love.

Metro Vancouver Metro Vancouver is responsible for waste reduction, recycling planning, and the operation of a series of solid waste facilities in the region.
National Zero Waste Council The National Zero Waste Council, an initiative of Metro Vancouver, is leading Canada's transition to a circular economy by bringing together governments, businesses and NGOs to advance a waste prevention agenda that maximizes economic opportunities for the benefit of all Canadians.
Recycling Council of BC (RCBC) Non-profit organization that promotes the principles of zero waste through information services, the exchange of ideas and research.

Phone: 604-732-9253 (604-RECYCLE)
Richmond Shares Non-profit organization that facilitates the exchange of gently used items