Food Waste Disposer Recycling


How to Dispose of Your Food Waste Disposer

When your food waste disposer or "garburator" has reached its end of life, the best way to handle the disposal is recycling it! Proper and safe recycling is easy, just use the location finder to find the closest recycling location to you, then drop it off.

There is no charge for drop off and we have over 200 locations across BC so there should be one that’s close to you.

Here is some extra information about food waste disposer recycling you might find useful:

  • We accept food waste disposal units that were integrated into the plumbing of a household. There are many other categories of large appliances that are accepted, for a full list go to
  • When you drop off your appliance it will be sent to a processor for recycling.
  • Drop off is free, just find the recycling location closest to you by using the location finder.

What happens to it? by MARR is the approved recycling program for large appliances in BC. The program plan has been approved by BC’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.  After you drop off your appliance it is sent for processing at any one of a number of processing companies in BC. Your appliance contains metal that will be recovered and put back into the supply chain.

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