Excess Waste

Flood Cleanup Update: The City is providing FREE disposal of waste resulting from flood cleanup efforts.  Flood debris and waste can be dropped off at the Riverside Temporary Transfer Station (1225 Riverside Road).  For more info visit the Transfer Stations & Recycling Depots page.

Abbotsford residents are encouraged to place as much material in curbside recycling and compostables so that we can minimize the amount of waste going to landfill. If everybody works together, we can meet our regional waste diversion goals! 

Please note that all curbside material must be contained in a cart with a closed lid. Overflowing carts or other loose or bagged material will not be collected. 

We have provided some tips on how to maximize space in your carts and deal with excess waste.

Extra Recycling

Extra Garbage

Extra Yard Waste

Backyard Composting

Backyard composting is a great way to manage food and yard waste in your own backyard.  There are several different styles of backyard composters available at local retailers, both online and in store.  You can also build your own backyard composter. For a detailed guide on how to make a composter, view Metro Vancouver’s Compost Bin Construction Plans.  You can also find more information on how to get started with backyard composting on the Compost Council of Canada website or the Compost Research and Education Foundation website.