Apr 03, 2017 Return to Headlines

Extra Yard Trimmings Allowed for Curbside Collection

by Colleen Smith |

COQUITLAM, BC, April 3, 2017 – As you do your yard work this spring, remember that the City is collecting extra green waste for the next six weeks.

From April 3 – May 12 Coquitlam residents receiving solid waste collection from the City can put out extra yard trimmings for pick up.

In addition to your Green Cart, place any extra yard trimmings at your curbside by
7:30 a.m. on your collection day. You can use kraft bags, your old garbage cans (with Green Can sticker), or bundle tree prunings that are less than three inches in diameter and no more than three feet in length. 

Residents may put out yard trimmings in advance of their collection day for this program, but the materials must not contain food scraps and must not encroach upon any sidewalk, laneway or street.

Please be sure to keep any food scraps in the Green Cart and use the extra service just for yard trimmings.

Coquitlam’s Seasonal Unlimited Yard Trimmings program runs twice a year – in the spring and in the fall. This service is provided to single-family homes that pay garbage and water utility fees.

For more information on the Seasonal Unlimited Yard Trimmings program, visit www.coquitlam.ca/yardtrimmings


Media Contact:
Steffanie Warriner
Manager, Environmental Services