Recycling Small Electronic (Batteries and Cell Phones)

Many electronic items can be accepted at the UNA Green Depot. However, small items, such as batteries and cell phones can also be dropped at The Old Barn Community Centre and UNA Office.

For items not on the accepted list, be sure to check out the Recycling Council of British Columbia.

Other Recycling, Composting and Garbage Tips

Organic Waste

The Metro Vancouver Organic Waste Ban has been gradually phased in since the beginning of 2015 and is expected to be fully enforced by early 2016. Organic waste (mainly food scraps) will no longer be permitted in the garbage as part of a Metro Vancouver disposal ban.

Garbage and Recycling

Garbage and recycling services are provided to UNA residents through their individual strata corporation or property management company. Please check with either your strata chair or property manager for scheduled pick-ups. Click here to download garbage and recycling signs in various languages. (Please note that these signs are generic signs provided by Metro Vancouver and may not exactly match recycling services provided in your strata or rental location).

Cooking Oil and Grease

Don’t pour cooking oil and grease down the drain! Click here to learn why.

To find locations for hard to recycle materials (e.g. paint, motor oil, compact fluorescent bulbs, etc.) be sure to use the Metro Vancouver Recycles and City of Vancouver Waste Wizard.

Neighbourhood Litter Containers

Attractive litter containers are located throughout the UNA community in public areas such as parks, beside bus stops, or along trails and walkways. These containers are intended for the deposit of small amounts of litter, such as empty coffee cups or other small pieces of trash produced by visitors or residents who are spending time in UNA public spaces. If you live in the UNA, consider carrying any litter home and, whenever possible, recycling it. Please do not deposit household waste in these litter containers. These containers are not intended to hold large amounts of waste and quickly fill up and overflow. This is not only unsightly, but it will attract animals such as rats, squirrels, and raccoons.

Useful Green Apps

BC Recyclepedia: Finding your closest recycling depot is now at the tips of your fingers with the new BC Recyclepedia smart phone App (Andriod & iOS).

WeRecycle: Makes it easier for you to donate or recycle just about anything within the Metro Vancouver region.

Tap Map: Quickly locate the closest public drinking fountains in Metro Vancouver