What not to put in the Garbage/Waste bins.


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Materials Not Accepted in the Waste/Trash/Garbage – As per Metro Vancouver Regulations

  • Agricultural waste
  • Asbestos
  • Automobile bodies and parts;
  • Biomedical waste
  • Containers bigger than 205 L
  • Creosote-treated wood
  • Dead animals
  • Excrement, other than amounts of pet excrement that are double bagged and discarded with Municipal Solid Waste and that do not exceed either 5% of the total weight of the Load or 5% of the total volume of the Load
  • Flammable materials
  • Gypsum
  • Hazardous waste as defined in the Hazardous Waste Regulation, B.C. Reg. 63/88
  • Liquids and sludge
  • Mattresses
  • Propane tanks
  • Railroad ties
  • Refuse that is on fire, smouldering, flammable or explosive; 
  • Refuse that would cause undue risk of injury or occupational disease to any person at the Disposal Site or that would otherwise contravene the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
  • Single objects over 100 kg, 2.5 m long or 1.2 m wide
  • Inert fill material including soil, sod, gravel, concrete and asphalt exceeding 0.5 cubic metres per load
  • Toxic plants (Giant hogweed, Daphne/Spurge laurel, and Devil’s club) – Starting July 2018
  • Wire, hosing, rope & cable over 1 m
  • Materials that would cause undue risk of injury or occupational disease to staff or customers (e.g. dusty or odorous loads).

Banned Recyclable Products – As per Metro Vancouver Regulations

Banned EPR Products – As per Metro Vancouver Regulations

  • Antifreeze and Antifreeze containers;
  • Batteries;
  • Flammable liquids and solvents;
  • Fluorescent lights;
  • Gasoline;
  • Pesticide products;
  • Pharmaceutical products and medications;
  • Lead acid batteries;
  • Oil, oil filters and oil containers;
  • Paint and paint containers;
  • Electronic and electrical products including metal household or commercial appliances as identified in Schedule 3 – Electronic Products Category to Recycling Regulation;
  • Thermostats.


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