Recycling & Additional Disposal

Note: Coquitlam Construction Recycling and Yard Trimmings Drop-off Site is Closing. 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 now receive their curbside recycling service for free! Curbside recycling is a weekly service that is provided by Smithrite Disposal Ltd. through Multi-Material BC. Learn more about what is accepted in Coquitlam’s curbside collection at or contact MMBC 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.

City of Coquitlam Recycling Depots

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 to a Take-Back location

Residents can bring many recyclables that are not accepted in MMBC’s curbside collection to one of the following depots including plastic bags, Styrofoam, electronics, and more. Please contact the depots directly for acceptable items, hours, and more information:

Items that have Product Stewardship Programs are banned from the landfill and cannot be placed in your garbage. Visit BC Recycles to learn more what these items are and how they can be recycled responsibly near you.

If you are unsure where items can be recycled:

  • 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 for 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.

    Note: Coquitlam Construction Recycling and Yard Trimmings Drop-off Site is Closing 

    The Coquitlam Construction Recycling and Yard Trimmings Drop-off at 995 United Boulevard is closing 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

    • Coquitlam Construction Recycling & Yard Trimmings Facility

    • Meadows Landscape Supply

    • Pacific Mobile Depot

    • Happy Stan's Recycling Services Ltd.

    • Helping Families in Need Society

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