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Food Scraps Recycling Program

Diverting food scraps and food-soiled paper products to keep them out of the garbage plays an important role in the City of Burnaby's waste reduction goals.

Did You Know?

About 50% of a typical residential household’s garbage is food scraps and food-soiled paper products. Composting these materials produces a valuable resource, diverts waste, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions; helping to create a more sustainable region.

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Food scraps can go further than the garbage bin.


Contact Us

If you have questions, or need more information, please contact us:

Engineering - Sanitation
General Inquiries Line

Phone: 604-294-7972  

  • Food Scraps Recycling Video

    Snippet ImageMoreLearn why recycling food scraps is better for the environment than putting them in the garbage.
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  • Multi-Family Garbage Guidelines

    multifamily garbage guidelinesMore Link to banned items and a list of accepted waste products.