Recycling Depots and Donating Locally

If you have extra curbside recycling or recyclable materials that aren’t accepted for curbside collection, you can drop them off at one of the locations below. Use the Waste Wizard tool to find your nearest depot. Consider donating items such as gently-used clothing, furniture, and other household goods to a charitable organization.

Town Centre Recycling Depot

Town Centre Recycling Depot is for use by Coquitlam residents dropping off residentially-sourced materials only. Proof of residency is required.

It is prohibited to leave materials at the Recycle Depot when it is closed. The premises are under camera surveillance and violators will be subject to fines.

Safety measures are in place to protect residents and staff. A maximum of four household groups will be permitted inside at one time. Residents do not have to wear gloves or masks, but must maintain physical distancing and follow directional arrows in place to direct foot traffic. Sanitized handcarts, similar to those at bottle depots, will be available for use. 

Hours of Operation

  • Open: Wednesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Closed: Mondays, Tuesdays, and all Statutory Holidays


The Town Centre Recycling Depot is located within Town Centre Park, west of the intersection of Pipeline Road and Trevor Wingrove Way.

Accepted Materials

  • Cardboard
  • Paper (including newspaper and softcover/hardcover books)
  • Containers (including plastic, metal, and glass)
  • White Styrofoam (including packing and food-related containers)
  • Household batteries
  • Plastic bags
  • Reading books (for donation)

Other Recycling Depots

Unsure where to recycle an item? If the item is not accepted at one of the locations listed below, contact the Recycling Council of British Columbia for alternate recycling locations at 604-732-9253.

  1. Coquitlam Return-It Depot
  2. United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre
  3. Lougheed Return-It Depot
  4. PoCo Return-It Depot

Donating Locally

If you have items in good condition that you would like to donate, the following charitable organizations would be happy to hear from you.