Garbage and Recycling

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Upcycling Winners Announced!

The 2016 Upcycling Design Challenge was a huge success! Thank you to all the artists for your creative and inspirational pieces that showcase how we can reuse items that would otherwise end up in the trash. Check out photosof this year’s entries and awards ceremony. For more information about the contest, visit

The 2016 Curbside Collection Calendar is now available.

Foam Packaging Recycling

Want to dispose of take-out food containers, meat trays, and the foam cushion packaging used to protect electronics and small appliances in an environmentally responsible way? Bring them in to be recycled – for free.

Foam packaging, often referred to as ‘Styrofoam’, is not accepted through residential recycling collection programs, but Township of Langley residents can bring it to local recycling depots. To find a depot near you, see our Beyond the Blue Box Guide. Remember to separate coloured from white foam and remove food residue and liquid-absorbing pads, along with any labels, tape, paper, or cardboard.

Packing chips, peanut, and foam noodles are not accepted.

Important Changes to Gypsum/Drywall Disposal in Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver has recently made changes to regulations regarding drywall disposal at the Transfer Stations. Drywall drop-off is now permitted with restrictions. Visit Metro Vancouver for detailed restrictions and drop-off information.

Litter and Illegal Waste

A Township-wide strategy has been created to address the issue of litter and illegally dumped waste. Read the Litter and Illegal Waste Management Strategy.

Food Isn’t Garbage

Metro Vancouver is no longer accepting food in the garbage collection. This means any raw or cooked food, expired food, meat and dairy products must now go in your Green Can. Raw produce can continue to go in your backyard composter.

Residents who don’t receive Township Green Can collection are welcome to drop off their food scraps at the Langley Transfer Station in Aldergrove (1070 - 272 Street). Please call ahead for hours of operation (604.856.3225).

Love Food, Hate Waste

Feeling the pinch of higher produce prices? Start saving on your grocery bills by eating more of the food you buy. Check out tips, recipes, and menu sets from Metro Vancouver.

Set Out and Collection Times

Garbage, recycling, and Green Cans should be curbside by 7:30am or it may not be collected. It is not recommended to have garbage curbside before 8:00pm the night before. Note: For some weeks with a statutory holiday (always check the collection calendar), recycling, Green Can, and garbage collection for all zones will be one day later than normal (i.e. regular collection is on Monday, pick up will occur on Tuesday and so forth).

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