Waste Collection and Recycling Depots

Garbage and Green Waste – Collection of garbage and green waste continues. To receive collection reminders and updates, download the ReCollect app or sign up for email or text reminders at coquitlam.ca/recollect.

  • IMPORTANT: If anyone in your household is sick, double-bag items such as tissues, wipes, gloves, and masks and place in your Garbage Cart.
  • Please do not approach the drivers while they are collecting waste and recycling. If you have questions or concerns, please call 604-927-3500 or email.

Recycling – Recycling services are provided to Coquitlam single-family homes by RecycleBC. For the safety of workers, continue to separate your waste properly, including using the Recycle BC receptacles. All garbage and organic materials must be put in their designated carts.

Town Centre Recycling Depot – Coquitlam residents can bring their household recyclables to the Town Centre Recycling Depot, which is open with safety measures in place to protect residents and staff.

  • Open Wednesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and statutory holidays.

A maximum of four household groups will be permitted inside at one time.

Patrons do not have to wear gloves or masks, but must physically distance and follow the new directional arrows in place to direct foot traffic.

Sanitized pushcarts, similar to those at bottle depots, will be available for use. Staff are on site as usual to assist patrons and to ensure the measures are being followed.
Visit coquitlam.ca/recycle for details.

Large Item Pick-Up – This program has resumed. Visit the Large Item Pick-Up page for more information.

 Seasonal Unlimited Yard Trimmings: Collection of seasonal unlimited yard trimmings will take place Oct. 5 to Nov. 13, 2020. Visit the Extra Yard Trimmings page for details.

United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre – At this time, all Metro Vancouver Recycling and Waste Centre, including the Coquitlam location at 995 United Boulevard remain open for drop off. To sign up for text message notifications of closures or operational changes, text 512-518-5794 and message JOIN 1566. ** Please do not use the Recycling and Waste Centre if you are in quarantine or self-isolation related to COVID-19.

  • Never flush disposable wipes: Many people use disposable wipes to disinfect and clean surfaces. Never flush baby wipes, personal hygiene wipes, disinfecting or cleaning wipes or paper towels – it wreaks havoc on our sewer system and can cause blockages and backups. Even if these products are labeled as "flushable", they should be placed in the garbage. Learn more here.