Garbage, Recycling & Green Cart

Expanded Drywall Disposal Options

Metro Vancouver has expanded the number of facilities that accept used gypsum (drywall) in the region. Used gypsum can now be dropped off at both the Langley (1070 - 272 Street) and Surrey (9770 - 192 Street) transfer stations. While it isn’t mandatory for used gypsum to be tested for asbestos, it must be double-bagged in specially marked bags as required by Metro Vancouver 

Note: This program does not accept used gypsum from contractors or businesses. The Township encourages safe handling procedures for all demolition and renovation waste.

Complete bagging and drop off instructions .

Best handling practices for used gypsum .

New Recycling Program

Like the majority of municipalities across British Columbia, the Township is now a part of Recycle BC , a not-for-profit organization responsible for residential packaging and paper recycling across the province.

In addition to providing consistent, effective recycling throughout the province, joining Recycle BC helps transfer more responsibility to the producers and manufacturers of recyclable materials. Recycle BC works closely with these manufacturers and producers to ensure their support of the program and their commitment to creating items that can be responsibly recycled. 

Adjusting the Township’s processes will ensure they align with Recycle BC’s requirements. Learn more about the new program.

Green Cart Contamination

What is Green Cart contamination? Contamination is the presence of items that are not accepted as part of the Green Cart program.

Contaminants do not break down at local composting facilities, resulting in tiny pieces in the final product, as you can see in the sliding image below. You may have even noticed this when purchasing soil products as part of your gardening routine.

dirty compost
clean compost

Clean compost (left), dirty compost (right)

Which compost would you prefer to use in your garden?

The top ten most common contaminants are:

  1. Plastic bags and wrap (even those marked as compostable or as accepted in municipal collection)
  2. Coffee cups and pods
  3. Plastic flower pots
  4. Pop and beer cans
  5. Nylon/plastic twine (remember, only use cotton string or twine to bundle branches)
  6. Diapers
  7. Glass jars/bottles
  8. Paint cans and spray paint
  9. Textiles
  10. Medical products (such as Band-Aids, prescription bottles, etc.)

Green Carts should be used for food scraps, yard trimmings, and food soiled paper products. To double check if an item is accepted, visit Green Cart to see what’s in and what’s out.

Set Out and Collection Times

Garbage carts, Green Carts, and recycling 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. To see a collection calendar for your property, type your address below. For detailed program information, please visit our garbage cart, green cart, or recycling pages.

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