Cart Repairs and Exchanges

The City of Coquitlam provides one Garbage Cart and one Green Cart to each house that receives City collection services. There are three cart sizes available: 120L, 240L (standard), and 360L. Additional Green Carts can be purchased from the City. However, additional Garbage Carts are not permitted, even if your home has a legal secondary suite. 

Carts can be exchanged for different sizes at any time throughout the year. Exchange fees may apply. See below for details. 

Garbage and Green Carts are City property and have a unique ID printed in white lettering on the front that corresponds with the property address. Mixing carts between properties can result in utility billing errors. Please write your address on the white bar on the cart lids to prevent mix-ups.

Cart Size Options

Photo of 3 garbage carts in 120 litre, 240 litre and 360 litre sizes with diagram of measurements.

Cart Repairs or Replacements

If your Garbage or Green Cart is damaged, please fill out a Cart Repair Form to request a repair or replacement. Once submitted, City staff will contact you within two business days.

If your Garbage or Green Cart is missing, please contact Coquitlam’s Solid Waste Operations Division directly at 604-927-4300 or email.

Cart Exchanges

If you are considering getting a smaller Garbage or Green Cart, please ensure the size you choose will have enough capacity for your household's needs. Remember, cart lids must be completely closed when set out for collection; overflowing carts may not be collected and may also create a wildlife attractant issue.

Please complete a Cart Exchange Form to request a cart exchange. City staff will contact you within two business days.

Additional Green Carts 

You can buy additional Green Carts from the City. Additional Green Carts do not impact the Garbage Fee on the Annual Utility Bill. If you buy an additional Green Cart, it belongs to you and you may take it with you when you move. The original City-issued carts must always remain with the property. 

Fees for additional Green Carts are based on the size cart you choose: 

  • 120L size = $140
  • 240L size = $150 (standard size)
  • 360L size = $160

To purchase an additional Green Cart please complete an Additional Green Cart Form.