Compost Giveaway on Earth Day Event

Coquitlam's annual compost giveaway event was on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2023.

The event was free and a great chance to celebrate Earth Day while learning about composting and other ways to help the environment.

Thank you to all our residents who came out and happy gardening! 

We'll see you again 2024.

Only Put Organics in Green Carts

Because Green Cart materials eventually end up in a garden as compost, it’s important to separate waste correctly and only put organics in the Green Cart. Contaminants like plastic bags – even ones labelled compostable or biodegradable – interfere with the composting process and bring micro-plastics into your yard.

Go to our Green Cart webpage or download the Coquitlam Curbside Collection app (free on Google Play or the App Store) for a handy Waste Wizard search engine and tips on separating waste correctly.

Get a Discounted Composter from the City

To encourage composting at home, the City subsidizes the cost of backyard composters. Coquitlam residents may purchase discounted composters at City Hall for $28 including tax by calling 604-927-4306 or emailing

For information about backyard composting visit our Waste Reduction webpage.