Zero Waste Video Series:

CURBSIDE RECYCLING in Squamish:

Top 5 items we typically put in the wrong totes


Part 1: Biodegradable Packaging

​Biodegradable Packaging like plant-based 'plastic' cutlery or 'compostable' plastics cannot be recycled in the blue totes as it contaminates the plastic stream. It also cannot go in the green organics tote as our residential compost facility does not have the required temperatures and pressures required for these items to biodegrade.

The best place is to take them back to the restaurant as they should have been going to a commercial compost facility.For more on what can and cannot be recycled in the blue curbside totes see ​squamish.ca/our-services/garbage-and-waste-diversion/waste-diversion/

Part 2: Glass

​Glass cannot be recycled in the blue totes as it can get broken in the totes creating a hazard for collection staff. Glass can be recycled at the GFL Recycle Depot. For more on what can and cannot be recycled in the blue curbside totes see For more on what can and cannot be recycled in the blue curbside totes see ​squamish.ca/our-services/garbage-and-waste-diversion/waste-diversion/

Part 3:  Multi-Laminate and Flexible Plastics

Multi-laminate layered and flexible plastic packaging are not accepted in the curbside collection program. They can be brought into GFL Recycling Depot or London Drugs.

For more on what can and cannot be recycled in the blue curbside totes see 
squamish.ca/our-services/garbage-and-waste-diversion/waste-diversion/

HOW TO... Zero Waste Video Series

With so many of our zero waste workshops and events cancelled this year due to COVID-19, we decided to bring #ZeroWaste 'how-to' videos right into your home.
We will upload a  new video each week showing you some of the best and simple zero waste swaps you can make today.

Follow us on our Squamish CAN Facebook page and YouTube channel for the latest How-To Zero Waste videos.


Part 1: How to make your own All-Purpose Household Cleaners 

Part 2: How to make your own Beeswax Wrap

Part 3: How to make your own Toothpaste
Part 4: How to make your own Disinfectant Wipes

Part 5: How to Compost in a Small Space

Part 6: How to Audit your own Garbage (and figure out ways to reduce what you throw out)

Part 7: How to make an Unpaper Towel Roll and Reusable Swiffer/ Mop Pads

We always love hearing from the community! Emails us and let us know if there are any zero waste tips and tricks you'd like to learn about. 
💚 We hope you enjoy our #ZeroWaste video series! 💚

Part 1: Make your own All-Purpose Cleaner!

Part 3: Make your own Toothpaste! 

Part 5: How to Compost in a Small Space?

Part 2: Make your own Beeswax Wrap!

Part 4: Make your own Disinfectant Wipes!

Part 6: How to Audit your own Garbage?

Part 7: How to make an Unpaper Towel Roll and Reusable Swiffer/Mop Pads?