For apartments and condominiums in Metro Vancouver
Organics make up almost HALF the waste stream in multi-family buildings. (1)
Why Divert Food Waste?
Haulers with loads containing >25% percentage of organics will be subjected to a 50% surcharge :
Organic Disposal Ban:
Already Banned from Landfills:
after July 1
The amount of food scraps allowed in the garbage will be lowered over time, as with other past banned materials.
Ask Your Hauler the Right Questions:
Frequency: How often are organics collected?
Equipment: What type of containers are provided? (Bins, carts, kitchen catchers)
Education: Do they provide posters, signage or training sessions?
Hygiene: Do they provide odour management and bin cleaning services?
What goes in
wHAT STAYS OUT
Fruits & Vegetables
Fish & Seafood
Eggs & Dairy
Breads & Grains
Meat & Poultry
No Animal Waste
No biodegradable or compostable bags
Food scraps in green bins Baking soda for odour Please no plastic bags
Cook and eat all parts Freeze or preserve surpluses Donate to food banks
Clear out your fridge first Order what you can finish Buy just what you need
Haikus for Organics
Learn to fold a kitchen catcher liners out of newspaper! 
Got more questions on organics? Visit www.rcbc.ca Or call the Hotline at 604-RECYCLE (732-9253)
1. 2013 Metro Vancouver Solid Waste Composition Study. http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/SolidWastePublications/2013_Waste_Composition_Report.pdf
2. Metro Vancouver Organics Disposal Ban. http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/food-scraps-recycling/background-implementation/Pages/default.aspx
3. City of Vancouver: How to make a kitchen catcher liner. http://vancouver.ca/files/cov/origami-kitchen-liner.pdf