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I spent some quality time with Google Calendar and the schedule from the City of Vancouver, what I came up with is this handy set of public calendars that will tell you when your garbage should be picked up You can subscribe in Google Calendar, iCal and maybe other programs, too.

This is the set of North Schedules.  I didn’t do the South schedule simply because I wanted to see if there was any interest before I invested the time.

To see which area you’re in, view the map:
Map - Go to the North Schedule page

Blue zone
XML:  link
ICAL: link
HTML: link

Green zone
XML:  link
ICAL: link
HTML: link

Purple zone
XML:  link
ICAL: link
HTML: link

Red zone
XML:  link
ICAL: link
HTML: link

Yellow zone
XML:  link
ICAL: link
HTML: link

If you have questions, call the Vancouver “Garbage, Yard Trimmings and Recycling Hot Line,” M-F, 8-4, (604) 326-4600, or send them an email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  If anyone there wants me to change something, or to help me maintain the calendars, that’d be swell!

(There was kind of an existing public calendar, but it was only for the Purple Zone, and I couldn’t find a way to contact the creator, Tom Metzger for “Vancouver, BC South Garbage Collection Schedule, Purple Zone.”)



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