Recycling & Garbage Services Overview
Our thanks and appreciation go to Richmond residents for recycling and reducing waste in our community. Every time you make a choice to recycle, you're helping us achieve our goal to be a Recycling Smart City and divert 70% of our waste from the landfill by 2015.
Green Carts are now being collected! Your new Green Cart is for recycling food scraps and yard trimmings. Please place your new Green Cart at the curbside by 7:30 a.m. on your collection day along with your garbage and other recycling.
Residents in single-family and townhomes with City garbage and/or Blue Box services may also schedule for large item pick up. See Large Item Pick Up program for more information.
Following our recycling and waste management programs and services makes it easy and convenient for Richmond residents to dispose of household waste and recycle at home and on the go.
|Paper, Plastic, Glass
|Food Scraps & Yard
|Public Spaces||Hazardous Waste &
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.
- Report 2011: Recycling and Solid Waste Management - Towards 70% Diversion - Together, We're Making Change Happen
- Report 2010: Towards Excellence in Solid Waste Management
Related Links and Resources
- Recycling and Garbage Programs Information Translated Materials - Traditional Chinese
- Order replacement blue boxes, blue or yellow bags online
- City of Richmond Recycling and Waste Management Tips & Resources
- Metro Vancouver Recycling Directory
- Recycling Council of BC Hotline - 604-732-9253
- Recycling Council of BC Recyclepedia - Online Recycling Directory or download the BC Recyclepedia App for both iPhones and Androids
- Compost Hotline - 604-736-2250