Banned Materials

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The new MetroVancouver organics disposal ban covers a wide range of organic materials.

City of Vancouver bylaw 11092, which took effect January 1, 2015, bans all the following organic materials from local landfills:
  • Meat and fish
  • Bones
  • Seafood shells
  • Egg shells
  • Pasta, bread and rice
  • Dairy products
  • Sauces, dressings, etc.
  • Vegetable and fruit peels, seeds and pits
  • Coffee grounds
  • Coffee filters and tea bags
  • Food-soiled paper plates and cups
  • Food-soiled newspapers
  • Paper bags and paper bag liners used for collecting food scraps
This is an addition to materials previously prohibited under the City of Vancouver recyclables ban, including:
  • Waxed and cardboard food boxes
  • Pizza boxes
  • Used paper towels and napkins
  • Paper egg cartons

Non recyclable material

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