Organics Recycling

Are you complying with the Metro Vancouver 2015 Organics Ban? 

In January 2015, Metro Vancouver introduced an organics disposal ban. Every business in the Metro Vancouver area must have an Organics Recycling Program. That means all food scraps – raw and cooked food, plate scrapings, leftovers, expired food, meat, bones, and dairy products – need to be recycled.

Fines are issued to businesses that fail to comply with the ban.  

Did you know that food scraps make about 30% of the garbage going to the landfill?

Food isn’t garbage – It makes sense to recycle organics!

Recycling Services

By segregating your food waste you can reduce waste going to landfill, which helps you, become a "zero waste to landfill" business. There is a great business case for taking your food waste seriously – properly managed it incurs to landfill tax, so it actively saves your business money.

Urban Impact’s Organics Recycling service gives your business the opportunity to really push your sustainability agenda by reducing your waste to landfill– while giving back to the environment with nutrient-rich resources to rejuvenate the land.

We provide Organics Recycling services for all business sizes. From waste audits to determine the biggest opportunities to improving your organic waste disposal processes.  

Contact us and we'll arrange a convenient time to visit your site. By reviewing your waste volumes and container choice we can work to ensure the best waste management solution for your business.

We Make Recycling Organics as Easy as 1,2,3!

Frequent removal of the food waste is important to keep odours and fruit flies down and everyone happy. For organics customers, we provide a clean bin system that keeps their organics bins clean. It's as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. We drop off the bin for our customer
  2. The customer fills their organics bin
  3. We pick up the organics and freshen the bin.

Customers love our secure, leak-proof, organics collection bins with lids. 

We provide recycling labels with photos to show what materials are acceptable.

For every organics customer, we develop a pickup schedule that is based on the customers’ volume and type of food waste, as well as any other specific needs they may have.

To service our growing roster of organics customers, we recently added an exciting new member to our truck fleet. 

Our new organics wash truck is now rolling!

Urban Impact's organics wash truck has an exciting new propriety feature. We designed a washing system that uses a heated formula to wash and steam clean our customers’ organics bins at the back of the truck. This is how we freshen our customers’ bins!

The first of its kind, our organics wash truck is a great improvement for keeping the bins clean.

Our organics wash truck lets us wash the bins onsite. It eliminates the downtime needed to take them back to our plant to be cleaned.

We are very excited to spread the word about our latest addition to our fleet.

Here’s how our Organics Truck cleans the organics bins:

Step one:  The organics bin gets tipped into the hopper.

Step two: We swing the wash heads out, lift the bucket up and start the wash cycle. This step takes a few minutes).

Step Three: The bucket comes down (with the bins clean and steaming) and the clean bins are ready to go.

Comprehensive Organics Management Solutions

Urban Impact offers comprehensive organics management solutions for a variety of industries, such as:

Grocery food waste: Urban Impact offers total waste solutions for grocery stores.

We work closely with the supermarket, retailers and building tenants to ensure wastage is kept to a minimum and improve resource recovery rates.

Hotels and restaurants: We work with facility management, tenants, restaurants and other stakeholders to help our customers achieve their goals. 


Turn your food waste into a valuable resources and reduce your waste going to landfill

  • We utilize a variety of methods, such as waste audits, recycling education workshops and observation to find inefficiencies and improve sustainability rates and goals. 
  • We'll help you figure out how to set a system up, train tenants and janitorial staff, provide signage, organics collection bins and weekly pick-ups.
  • We’ll provide recycling education and can conduct training sessions on best waste management practices and efficiencies.
  • We'll help turn your food waste into a valuable resource and reduce your waste going to landfill.
Recycling Services

Organics Recycling Containers

9 Litre Compost Pail

7” (H) x 15” (D) x 13” (W)

12 Gallon Tote

16” (H) x 18” (D) x 27” (W)

32 Gallon Tote

19” (H) x 24” (D) x 37” (W)

64 Gallon Tote

29” (H) x 23” (D) x 42” (W)
Recycling Services

Downloadable Organics Recycling Label

Identify your Organics recycling bins with this handy label
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