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Multi-Family FAQ's

Everything you need to know about Garbage

Who provides garbage collection at multi-family properties?
What is not accepted in the garbage at my multi-family property?
Where can I take large bulky items for disposal?

Everything you need to know about Recycling

Who provides recycling collection at multi-family properties?
Is recycling required at multi-family properties?
Do multi-family properties need to follow the Recycle BC recycling guidelines?
Where can I take recyclable items not accepted by my waste service provider?

Everything you need to know about Compostable Waste

Is compostable collection required at multi-family properties?
Where can i find more information on the proposed compostable waste requirements for multi-family residents?


Everything you need to know about Garbage

Who provides garbage collection at multi-family properties?

Multi-family properties are required to make their own arrangement with a private waste service provider for the collection and disposal of all waste streams. Please confirm services with your strata council, landlord, property manager, or property management company.

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What is not accepted in the garbage at my multi-family property?

Contact your strata council, landlord, property manager, or property management company about what material is accepted by your waste service provider.

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Where can I take large bulky items for disposal?

Use the City’s Waste Wizard to find out where to dispose of large bulky household items.

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Everything you need to know about Recycling

Who provides recycling collection at multi-family properties?

Multi-family properties are required to make their own arrangement with a private waste service provider for the collection and disposal of all waste streams. Please confirm services with your strata council, landlord, property manager, or property management company.

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Is recycling required at multi-family properties?

Every multi-family property is required to provide collection for blue bag recyclables, and ensure the recyclables are delivered to an authorized recycling depot. These requirements are outline in the City’s Solid Waste Collection Bylaw.

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Do multi-family properties need to follow the Recycle BC recycling guidelines?

Multi-family recycling is collected by private contractors hired by the property management company or strata.  If your contractor is taking the recycling to a Recycle BC facility, then you must follow the Recycle BC guidelines.  Please confirm requirements with your strata council, landlord, property manager, or property management company.

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Where can I take recyclable items not accepted by my waste service provider?

Use the City’s Waste Wizard to find out if an item is recyclable and where it can be dropped off for recycling.  Residents can also call the Recycling Council of BC Recycling Hotline at 1-800-667-4321.

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Everything you need to know about Compostable Waste

Is compostable collection required at multi-family properties?

Not yet.  The City is in the beginning stages of developing composting requirements for multi-family residences.  These measures will align the City with the proposed Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) initiative to implement sorting requirements for recyclables and compostable material across the region. Visit the Compostable Consultation page for details on the consultation process and the public consultation sessions.

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Where can I find more information on the proposed compostable waste requirements for multi-family residents?

Visit the Compostable Consultation page for details on the consultation process and the public consultation sessions.

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