Recycling & Additional Disposal

Your recyclables deserve a second life.

You can recycle many items – from cans and bottles to glass and milk cartons.

With Coquitlam’s new waste collection system, you no longer have to pay for recycling. Your recycling will still be picked up once a week, at your curbside, by Multi-Material BC (MMBC). Learn more at recyclinginbc.ca.

City of Coquitlam Recycling Depots

If you have extra items for recycling, you can take them to our two recycling depots.

Town Centre

Location

North of Guildford way , West of Pipeline Road

Hours of Operation

Monday to Sunday: 8:00am – 7:00pm

Closed public holidays

Service Centre

Location

North of Guildford way , West of Pipeline Road

Hours of Operation

Monday to Sunday: 8:00am – 7:00pm

Closed public holidays

Please note that these recycling depots are for Coquitlam residents only

We don’t take it – but others will.

Many household items are not accepted by the City’s waste collection service. However, you can still recycle these items through the Province’s Take-Back Programs or dispose of them at the Wastech Transfer Station.

Take-Back Programs

The Province’s Take-Back Programs allow you to recycle a wide range of items – and keep them out of our landfills. For more information, contact the Recycling Council of BC at 604-RECYCLE (604 732 9253) or rcbc.ca.

The list of alternative recycling locations below is not guaranteed and is provided for your convenience. We recommend calling first to confirm that the location still accepts the product that you are recycling. Select the item that you are recycling to see a list of recycling locations.

Many items that are not accepted in the City’s Blue Box program can be recycled through Provincial Product Stewardship (Take-Back) Programs These items are banned from the landfill and cannot be placed in your garbage.

The list of alternative recycling locations below is not guaranteed and is provided for your convenience. We recommend calling first to confirm that the location still accepts the product that you are recycling. Select the item that you are recycling to see a list of recycling locations.

What to do with everything else?

Some items are not covered by Provincial Product Stewardship Programs but can still be recycled. Check out the links below for a list of recycling locations. Please note this information is provided as guidance only. We recommend calling each location first to confirm they still accept the products you wish to recycle.

Note: fee might be applied

Recycling Directories

  • Recycling Council of BC - Phone: 604-RECYCLE (604-732-9253)
  • Metro Vancouver Recycles
  • We Recycle - Recycling Apps for your smartphone

Other Disposal Facilities

The facilities listed below accept a range of both recyclable and non-recyclable items. Visit the websites for a complete list of items they accept, rates and opening hours.

Other Disposal Facilities

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  • Wastech

  • Coquitlam Construction Recycling & Yard Trimmings Facility

  • Meadows Landscape Supply

  • Pacific Mobile Depot

  • Happy Stan's Recycling Services Ltd.

Recycling FAQ

GENERAL QUESTIONS FULL

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  • General Questions

  • Cart Questions

  • Green Can Questions

  • Garbage Questions

  • Recycling Questions

Engineering Customer Service
604-927-3500
wastereduction@coquitlam.ca