Recycling Depot

Daily processing of 60,000+ beverage containers year-round supports a population of 600 to 700 recycling collectors in Vancouver’s inner-city community. The organization employs roughly 120 people in a mix of part-time and full-time jobs and refunds more than $2 million to its daily customers.

Walk-ins are welcome! Recycling all returnable containers is one of the easiest ways for your family, organization or event to demonstrate its environmental commitment.

Commercial Collection

We offer easy, cost-effective collection services to local businesses. Our collection services are tailored to your business needs, we collect on a pre-confirmed schedule or on-call basis.

Commercial trucks enable our team to collect directly from large volume commercial and residential customers in the Vancouver area. We are proud to be able to provide this “no charge” pick-up service:

  • Apartments
  • Bars & Pubs
  • Casinos
  • Hotels
  • Night Clubs
  • Restaurants
  • Schools
  • Stadiums
  • Theatres
  • Interested in Commercial pick up? Contact Richard Henry at 604-908-4404.

  • Minimum pick up requirements of 4 totes weekly

Recyclable Containers

Lane Cleaning

The lane cleaning program works in partnership with the City of Vancouver, various Business Improvement Associations and movie production companies to provide street and laneway micro-cleaning. Needle sweeping is an additional service offered. Both services employ individuals exclusively from the Downtown Eastside.

Daily service is provided to over 70 city blocks in targeted areas such as Strathcona, Downtown Eastside, Chinatown and Gastown. Workers are dispatched in teams to walk the streets and laneways in the identified neighborhoods to collect garbage, syringes and other refuse.

Lane cleaning has improved the health and safety in the designated areas by reducing rodent infestation and fire hazards on local sidewalks, alleyways and green spaces. The program also reports any illegal dumping activities to the City of Vancouver.

  • If your business is interested in lane cleaning, please call Rick Ivanauskis at 604-313-8599.

Keys to Success

  • We build your community impact by creating recycling jobs in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside
  • No charge pickup
  • No charge recycling totes
  • Our staff and drivers are fully bonded and insured
  • Tax receipts can be provided for the total of your donation

Become A Partner

The only cost to do business with United We Can is what you want to give! Hire United We Can as your chosen method for recycling. It’s community that works. Have More Questions? Get in touch with us