Did you know Canadians generate 894 kg (1,965 lbs.) of waste per capita each year? Across Canada, that’s equivalent to 6.8 million elephants. Excess waste leads to many environmental problems, including habitat destruction, air and water pollution, and global warming. But don’t worry, reducing waste is easy and there’s a lot you can do. The Township of Langley offers a wide variety of programs to help our community use the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Red Dot Campaign


Red Dot Campaign

Is your mailbox filled to the brim with junk mail? Are you tired of endless coupons, fliers, and catalogues that end up in the recycling bin? All you have to do is place a Red Dot sticker on or inside your mailbox. The Red Dot indicates you no longer wish to receive junk mail. You’ll still receive subscription mail and newspapers, but mail carriers will not deliver any unaddressed mail.

Ready to dump the junk? Let us know and we’ll send you a Red Dot Sticker for your mailbox.


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Residential Recycling Program

The Township encourages all residents to recycle and offers recycling pick-up to all residential properties.

Green Cart Program

Did you know approximately 40% of what goes into the garbage can be composted? The Township's Green Cart Program is the easiest and most convenient way to recycle your food scraps, soiled paper, and yard trimmings while helping the environment at the same time. If you receive municipal garbage collection, you can participate.

Backyard Composting

Backyard CompostingBackyard composting is a fantastic way to reduce garbage while creating free, nutrient-rich soil for your garden. Township residents can purchase composters for $25 (subsidized price) available at the Civic Facility and Operations Centre.

Household Hazardous Waste

Improper disposal of hazardous waste (such as paint, electronics, and batteries) can seriously harm wildlife and poison our water supply. To ensure hazardous materials are disposed of properly, visit the Recycling Council of BC’s Recyclepedia website , or call the recycling hotline at 604-RECYCLE. Residents may also safely dispose of household hazardous waste materials at the annual HHW event each October.

Event Recycling Station

Hosting an event and want to include food scraps collection and recycling? The Township loans recycling stations, for free, for events up to 500 people.

Volunteer Opportunities

Recycling Ambassador Program

Recycling AmbassadorDo you live in an apartment, condominium, or townhouse and want to help reduce waste? This Township of Langley initiative helps resident volunteers educate their neighbours, and improve recycling in their complex. 


The Township of Langley wants to keep the community beautiful, and you can help. Adopt-a-Program is simple. You clean the litter, and the Township provides cleaning supplies, safety information, and garbage removal. Individuals, groups, businesses, or schools can adopt a creek, park, street, or trail.