Recycling & Garbage

Recycling & Garbage Services Overview

To help residents achieve its goal to reduce garbage by 80% by 2020, Richmond is introducing biweekly garbage collection to encourage recycling. Delivery of garbage carts is complete and the City is scheduling cart exchange requests received between February and March. Residents are entitled to one complimentary exchange for their garbage cart until December 31, 2016. See "About Garbage Collection and Schedule" for program details.

To dispose of existing garbage cans, residents could drop off at the Richmond Recycling Depot or schedule a large item pick up service by calling Sierra Waste Services at 604-270-4722.

Garbage Collection

& Schedule
Paper, Plastic, Glass
& More...
Food Scraps & Yard

Trimmings
2cans BlueBox Foodscraps
Public Spaces Hazardous Waste &
Banned Materials
Community Outreach
Publicspacesrecycling other workshops & community programs

Sign-Up for Free Recycling and Garbage Reminders
Single-family home residents can sign-up for free recycling and garbage pick up day reminders. Residents can set up how they want to receive reminders, which are available by email, text message, Twitter or a phone call. The tool is simple and easy to use. Just enter your address below and click on "Find."

This service does not apply to townhomes and multi-family dwellings with private garbage pickup or Blue Carts. Please contact your property management company for your pickup schedule.

Related Links and Resources

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