Recycling & Additional Disposal

Mariner Way Recycling Depot will close Apr. 21, 2017. Learn more HERE.

Your recyclables deserve a second life.

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

Coquitlam residents living in single family homes receive their curbside recycling service for free! Curbside recycling is a weekly service that is provided by Smithrite Disposal Ltd. through Recycle BC. Learn more about what is accepted in Coquitlam’s curbside collection at or contact Recycle BC at 778-588-9504 or

Questions about your recycling service or your Blue Box, Blue/Yellow Bag, or Glass box? Please call Smithrite at 604-529-4011.

Expanded service coming to Town Centre Depot

The City has two recycling depots, the Town Centre Depot and the Mariner Service Centre Depot. The depots are for residential use only and accept cardboard, mixed paper and mixed plastic, tin, and glass containers. 

Note: Many items such as plastic bags, film plastics, Styrofoam, and electronics are not accepted at these two City depots. Please enter the item into the Waste Wizard tool or see below to find out where they can be accepted for recycling.

Town Centre


Located in Town Centre Park on North side of Trevor Wingrove Way, West off Pipeline Road

Hours of Operation

Monday to Sunday: 8:00am – 7:00pm

Closed public holidays

Service Centre


500 Mariner Way, just North of Austin Avenue

Hours of Operation

Monday to Sunday: 8:00am – 7:00pm

Closed public holidays

Please note that these recycling depots are for Coquitlam residents only

Return recyclable items to a Take-Back location

Many types of recyclable items, such as Styrofoam, plastic bags, electronics and more can be taken to the following depots within the City.  Please contact the depots directly for acceptable items, hours and more information:

To find out what can be recycled and where, check out these resources:

  • Enter the item in the Waste Wizard tool above.
  • Contact the Recycling Council of BC (RCBC) at 604-RECYCLE (604-732-9253) or visit
  • Visit BC Recycles
  • Visit Metro Vancouver Recycles
  • Download the We Recycle or BC Recyclepedia Recycling App to your smartphone

Note: fees might be applied

    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. This list is for information only. The City is not responsible for the operation of these facilities.

    Note: Coquitlam Construction Recycling and Yard Trimmings Drop-off Site has closed. 

    The Coquitlam Construction Recycling and Yard Trimmings Drop-off at 995 United Boulevard ​was closed on Nov. 30, 2016. Beginning Dec. 1, 2016 residents can drop off their yard trimmings at the Coquitlam Transfer Station at 1200 United Boulevard. Lawn clippings, leaves, and small branches less than 10 cm in diameter will be accepted. Residents will need to enter the site and be weighed at the scales, but the service will remain free for Coquitlam residents with proof of residency. Keep garbage separated as fees still apply for garbage loads.  

    For clean white Styrofoam, it can be dropped off at the free recycling drop off area that is ahead of the weigh scales at the Coquitlam Transfer Station.

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    • Coquitlam Transfer Station

    • Meadows Landscape Recycling Centre

    • Pacific Mobile Depot

    • Happy Stan's Recycling Services Ltd.

    • Helping Families in Need Society

    Recycling FAQ

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