There are over 40 Dog Waste Only red bins strategically located throughout the City.
In 2017, the City of North Vancouver started a pilot program by placing red ‘Dog Waste Only’ bins in off-leash parks. The pilot program was so successful that it's been expanded to over 40 bins located throughout the City.
In 2020, just over 46 tons of dog waste were diverted from the landfill. City staff continue to monitor the program and may expand it as required. All bins are emptied weekly and taken to the wastewater treatment plant for safe disposal.
North Vancouver residents: find a location near you.
Red garbage dog waste recycling bins have become more common in municipalities across the British Columbia Lower Mainland in recent years, diverting tons of waste from landfills. But North Vancouver’s is arguably the catchiest approach, with its own dog-waste diversion social media hashtag — #GotPoop — as well as signage and a web page for what the municipality calls “the Poo Fairy.”