Garbage Services

Collection Standards

The Two-Can Limit
The City of Richmond provides weekly garbage collection service for all single-family homes and some townhome developments.

Garbage pick-up in Richmond is limited to two containers (cans or bags) per week for each household.  A $2.00 tag is required for each additional container or equivalent.

Richmond residents may purchase a Garbage Diposal Vouchers for $5.00 at all City Facilities.  These vouchers are good for $20.00 at the City of Vancouver Landfill, and are valid at any time.  They are limited to one per household.

How Big is a "Can"?
For the purposes of garbage pickup in Richmond, each of these represents one can:

Garbage Can Measurements

Garbage Bag Measurements


  1. A garbage can with lid
    Standard size: 19 in x 22 in
    Maximum size allowed: 24 in x 32 in (60 cm x 80 cm)
  1. An equivalent container not exceeding 3 cu ft (100 litres)


  1. A garbage bag
    Standard size: 24 in x 36 in
    Maximum size allowed: 30 in x 48 in (76 cm x 120 cm)
  1. An item not exceeding 3 ft x 2 ft (1 m x 60 cm)

To report missed collections, call 604-276-4010 or email Garbage and Recycling.