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The City of Vancouver is expanding its residential food scraps recycling program.
Starting today, people who live in a house or duplex can add all food scraps and food soiled paper to the yard waste in their green bins.
This means we'll be putting an increasing amount through the composting side, recycling the food scraps to create compost and soil rather than it going to our landfill."
Mayor Gregor Robertson says garbage pick-up schedules are not changing.
He adds staff will be bringing a plan to council in the coming weeks that will require businesses and multi-unit residential buildings to have recycling services for food scraps in place shortly.