Recycling & Additional Disposal

Seasonal Unlimited Yard Trimmings collection throughout November will help you clean up the fall leaves and debris in your yard. 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 at

Questions about your recycling service? Please call Smithrite at 604-529-4011

Wastech Transfer Station - Coquitlam

Wastech accepts recycling for free for local residents. You can recycle a large list of items including electronic waste, small appliances, cooking oils, batteries, light bulbs, Styrofoam, paint cans, paint, pesticides, solvents and gasoline.

Residents can use the recycling area without having to go over the scales and wait in line. For more information visit

NOTE: Metro Vancouver's regional waste transfer stations, including the Coquitlam Transfer Station on United Boulevard, have temporarily stopped accepting gypsum/drywall. Metro Vancouver is asking residents and businesses to store this material while they review recent changes in requirements for inspection and safe work procedures related to the potential for gypsum to contain asbestos. They are working to be able to accept gypsum again at regional disposal facilities.

Other alternative gypsum disposal options may be found by searching for gypsum/drywall on the Recycling Council of BC website (

Multi-Material BC Drop Off Depots

Many items that are not accepted at your curbside can be brought to a MMBC drop off depot including plastic bags, Styrofoam, electronics and many more items. Visit for more information.

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 containers (plastic, tin, glass).

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

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 visit

Items that have Product Stewardship Programs are banned from the landfill and cannot be placed in your garbage.

Recycling Directories

  • Recycling Council of BC - Phone: 604-RECYCLE (604-732-9253)
  • Metro Vancouver Recycles 
  • We Recycle - 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.

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    • Wastech

    • Coquitlam Construction Recycling & Yard Trimmings Facility

    • Meadows Landscape Supply

    • Pacific Mobile Depot

    • Happy Stan's Recycling Services Ltd.

    • Helping Families in Need Society

    Recycling FAQ

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    • General Questions

    • Cart Questions

    • Green Can Questions

    • Garbage Questions

    • Recycling Questions

    Engineering Customer Service