YVR is committed to reducing waste and increasing recycling.
In 2016, we recycled 2.15 of 4.22 million kilograms of materials, totalling a 51 per cent diversion rate — a 5 per cent improvement from 2015. Diverted materials included bottles, paper, pallets, glass, metal and plastics.
Our waste-reduction projects include:
- Organic waste diversion program
- Construction material reuse and recycling
- Materials recycling
- Sustainable printing