The Organics Disposal Ban is now in effect and applies to all properties, including hotels, restaurants and attractions. All food scraps, such as raw, cooked and spoiled foods, plate scrapings and leftovers, are no longer allowed in regular garbage and should be recycled. Under the City by-law, property owners are required to develop a food scraps diversion plan and to manage food scraps according to that plan.

City staff can provide tips and advice on how to implement your plan - if your building or business requires assistance in setting up a food scraps diversion plan, please call 604-871-6443 or email foodscraps2@vancouver.ca. Learn more at vancouver.ca/organicsban.