Did you know that Metro Vancouver residents throw out about 17 pounds of clothing (the equivalent of 44 T-shirts) per person every year? For tips on how to prevent clothing ending up in the landfill, visit ClothesArentGarbage.ca
Recycling and Waste Reduction Presentations
City staff provide hands-on educational workshops on waste reduction and recycling for classrooms and community groups. For more information or to book a presentation, please call 604-927-3500 or email the Environmental Education team team.
Turn your yard trimmings and food scraps into rich soil for your garden. Backyard composters are available for Coquitlam residents at a subsidized price of $28 (including tax). To purchase a composter, please contact Waste Reduction at 604-927-3500 or email email Environmental Education.
The City of Coquitlam encourages residents to donate used clothing and household items to prevent them from ending up in the landfill. For a list of charitable organizations in the community that will accept donations of clothing, furniture, and/or household items in good working condition, either at a drop-off center or by scheduled pick up, view our Guide to Donating Locally (PDF).