Garbage Carts & Large Item Pick-Up

Less garbage. A better planet.

What goes in your Garbage Cart?

Only those items that cannot go in the Green Cart for composting or in your recycling containers for recycling.

These items are not allowed in the Garbage Cart

How to use your Garbage Cart

  • Only place items that cannot be recycled or composted into your Garbage Cart.
  • Your Garbage Cart is collected once every two weeks. Check your collection calendar for pick-up dates, or sign up for weekly reminders by visiting or searching “Coquitlam Curbside Collection” in your mobile app store.
  • Place your Garbage Cart at your curb between 5:30am and 7:30am on your scheduled collection day. Do not place the cart out the night before collection.
  • Between collection days, store all garbage in a secure location such as a garage or shed.

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  • General Questions

  • Cart Questions

  • Green Cart Questions

  • Garbage Questions

  • Recycling Questions

Large Item Pick-Up

Do you have furniture or other large household items you no longer want? If they can’t be reused or recycled, we can collect them for you.

Residents who receive the City’s curbside collection service can have up to four large household items collected each year (July 1 to June 30) by choosing one of the following options:

  1. Put out 4 items at the same time, once per year, or;
  2. Put out 1, 2 or 3 items at different times of the year (to a maximum of 4 per year)

No! These items cannot be picked up:

Schedule a ​Large Item Pick-Up

  1. Phone Waste Connections of Canada at 604-636-3521 to schedule a Large Item Pick-Up.
  2. Tell Waste Connections of Canada how many items need to be collected (a maximum of 4 items per year) and what the items are.*
  3. On the scheduled pick-up date, only place out the items you booked.
  4. Place items within 1 metre (3’) of the curb, leaving a 1 metre space from other objects.

*Please note that you must provide Waste Connections of Canada staff 24 hour notice of any changes to your scheduled date for the large item pick-up or cancellation of your scheduled large item pick-up. If your item is not out for collection on the scheduled day and Waste Connections of Canada was not notified, this will still be counted as one of the four pickups because the contractor has visited your home. Please call Waste Connections of Canada at 604-636-3521 to make changes to a scheduled large item pick-up.

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