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 60 people in 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.
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 an on-call basis. Minimum pick-up requirements of 4 totes weekly.
Commercial trucks enable our team to collect directly from large volumes of commercial and residential customers in the Vancouver area. We are proud to be able to provide this “no charge” pick-up service:
- Bars & Pubs
- Night Clubs
How It Works
- Quick Sign-up – Sign up to see if your company is eligible for pickup services.
- Confirm Volume – Confirm the estimated volume for the first pick-up. This can be adjusted at any time.
- Confirm Pickup Schedule – Confirm the estimated number of pickups per month.
- Provide Access – Provide our bonded team access to the recyclable goods to ensure smooth and efficient pickups.
- Change Lives – It’s Simple. The more recycling clients we have, the more people we can employ!
The lane cleaning program partners with the City of Vancouver, Mount Pleasant BIA, other 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 Mount Pleasant, Strathcona, Downtown Eastside, Chinatown and Gastown. Workers are dispatched in teams to walk the streets and laneways in the identified neighbourhoods 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 Ian Roman 604-908-4404.