Recycle it Right!

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Recycle it Right introduces three key changes to Delta's residential recycling program.

The following sorting requirements are now in place:

  1. Combine newspaper with paper and cardboard in the Yellow Bag or Mixed Paper Bin
  2. Separate glass containers into the new Grey Box or Glass Bin
  3. Only place plastic and metal containers and paper cups and cartons in the Blue Box or Containers Bin - plastic bags and foam containers are no longer accepted (you can return them to local depots for recycling!)

These changes are required as the City of Delta has joined Recycle BC, the not-for-profit organization responsible for the majority of residential packaging and paper recycling in the province. Aligning with Recycle BC's program will help ensure that the material we collect can be recycled to its maximum potential and save us money.

New collection containers and information guides were delivered to all properties in August and September. Please contact us if you're missing any materials.

Want to learn more about Recycle it Right? Visit delta.ca/recycle.

Use this project page to:

  • Learn more about the recycling sorting changes
  • Take our Recycling Myths survey to help us target our communication material
  • Ask any questions you may have about these changes or about recycling
  • Check out our Recycle 2020 Video

Recycle it Right introduces three key changes to Delta's residential recycling program.

The following sorting requirements are now in place:

  1. Combine newspaper with paper and cardboard in the Yellow Bag or Mixed Paper Bin
  2. Separate glass containers into the new Grey Box or Glass Bin
  3. Only place plastic and metal containers and paper cups and cartons in the Blue Box or Containers Bin - plastic bags and foam containers are no longer accepted (you can return them to local depots for recycling!)

These changes are required as the City of Delta has joined Recycle BC, the not-for-profit organization responsible for the majority of residential packaging and paper recycling in the province. Aligning with Recycle BC's program will help ensure that the material we collect can be recycled to its maximum potential and save us money.

New collection containers and information guides were delivered to all properties in August and September. Please contact us if you're missing any materials.

Want to learn more about Recycle it Right? Visit delta.ca/recycle.

Use this project page to:

  • Learn more about the recycling sorting changes
  • Take our Recycling Myths survey to help us target our communication material
  • Ask any questions you may have about these changes or about recycling
  • Check out our Recycle 2020 Video

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    how to recycle bulk soil bags

    gcameron asked 8 days ago

    Bags for garden products are included in plastic bags and overwrap and can be taken to your local depot for recycling, you can take them back to your local recycling depot along with other plastic bags and overwrap. For more information about what packaging is accepted at depots, you can visit Recycle BC's website: https://recyclebc.ca/

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    I am new to Delta, where can i pick up the containers?

    Jorden asked 9 days ago

    Delta provides Blue Boxes, Grey Boxes, and Yellow Bags to residents at no charge. 

    New boxes and bags can be picked up at your nearest facility:

    • Ladner: City Hall (4500 Clarence Taylor Cres). Pick-up during regular hours of operation, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:45pm.
    • North Delta: North Delta Recreation Centre (11415 84 Ave). Due to COVID-19, facilities are currently closed to walk-in visitors. Please call the North Delta Recreation Centre at 604-952-3045 to schedule a pick-up.
    • Tsawwassen: South Delta Recreation Centre (1720 56 St). Due to COVID-19, facilities are currently closed to walk-in visitors. Please call the South Delta Recreation Centre at 604-952-3020 to schedule a pick-up.
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    Where to recycle pots and pans(Teflon and stainless steel)?

    jamesbaxx asked 9 days ago

    Pots and pans can be taken to the Vancouver Landfill Recycle Depot at no charge for scrap metal recycling. If the item is still in good working condition, consider donating it or giving it away for free. Contact the BC Recycling Hotline at 604-732-9253 for local donation options.

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    Can I recycle butcher paper?

    Lisa asked 17 days ago

    Food waste and food-soiled paper are collected together with yard trimmings as part of Delta’s Green Can program. Ensure food waste is placed in a lidded container with a Green Can sticker.

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    Where can sod (grass) be taken?

    irossYVR asked 22 days ago

    Sod can be taken to the Vancouver Landfill for disposal year-round, disposal rates may apply.

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    Can I put emptied shaving foam cans in the blue box

    Smc asked 29 days ago

    Empty aerosol cans, including your empty shaving foam can, are accepted for recycling in the Blue Box. Full aerosol cans are not accepted in the Blue Box. Contact the BC Recycling Hotline for disposal information: 604-732-9253 or bcrecycles.ca 

    Aerosol paint cans, full or empty, can be dropped off for free as part of Product Care’s BC Paint and Household Hazardous Waste ‘Take-Back’ recycling program. Cans must be in good condition (not leaking) and have their original product label still attached.

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    where can I recycle a hard plastic office floor mat

    Linda asked about 1 month ago

    Large or bulky plastic items can be taken to the Vancouver Landfill year-round for disposal as garbage. If the item is still in good working condition, consider donating it to a local charity. Contact the BC Recycling Hotline for local donation options: 604-732-9253 or bcrecycles.ca

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    can i put pot and pans, small metal articles (shower shelf) in the blue box?

    Franco asked about 1 month ago

    Metal or mostly metal items (except cans and other thin aluminum products) are not accepted as part of regular curbside garbage collection. Metal items can be taken to the Vancouver Landfill at no charge for scrap metal recycling. If the item is still in good working condition, consider donating it to a local charity. Contact the BC Recycling Hotline for local donation options: 604-732-9253 or bcrecycles.ca

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    where do I take glass light fixtures

    Murray Steenson asked about 1 month ago

    Lighting fixtures, such as chandeliers and desk lamps, can be dropped off for free at your local depot as part of LightRecycle’s ‘Take-Back’ recycling program. Visit lightrecycle.ca for program details, including a full list of accepted items and drop off locations.

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    Can books (paperbacks or hardbacks) be put in the mixed paper recycling?

    Marilyn B asked about 2 months ago

    Hard and soft cover books are not accepted for recycling. If books are in good condition, please consider donating them. Call the BC Recycling Hotline for local donation options or possible alternatives: 604-732-9253.