Seasonal Information

Rethink Spring Cleaning

Find a new home for gently used items - donate, sell, trade or share. Changing our habits can help to reduce waste, save money and support a circular economy. For ideas on how to rethink waste visit the Community Ideas Hub.

Large Item Pick Up Program

Residents in townhomes and single-family homes with door-to-door Blue Box/Garbage Cart services can schedule up to 6 large items for pick-up for curbside collection per calendar year. Accepted items include tires, mattresses, furniture and appliances. For a complete list of accepted items and information on how to prepare your items for pick-up visit the Large Item Pick Up page.

To schedule your Large Item Pick Up call Sierra Waste Services at 604-270-4722 or fill out the online form.

Composting at Home

Composting at home can reduce household waste by up to 30%, decreasing the waste going to landfill, potentially reducing garbage disposal costs, and creating soil for your lawn and garden. If you want to get a jump on the growing season, start learning about composting at home.

Residents can purchase backyard compost bins from the City at the Richmond Recycling Depot for a reduced price of $25.00 plus tax.

The bins measure 32" high, 28" wide and 28" deep and are well suited for residential backyard composting of grass, leaves, vegetable trimmings, fruit trimmings and other miscellaneous organic garden trimmings. No space? Those without space for composting at home can still recycle their food scraps, food soiled paper, and yard trimmings through Green Cart recycling.