Mar 04, 2014 Return to Headlines

Changes Coming to Coquitlam’s Waste Collection System

by GS GS |

COQUITLAM, BC, Tuesday, March 4, 2014 – Beginning July 1, 2014, the City of Coquitlam will be moving to an automated waste collection system. This new service will result in a 20% savings to the garbage utility rate for residents.

As of July 1st, here’s what Coquitlam residents can expect:

  • Bi-weekly garbage pick up
  • Weekly Green Can pick up
  • The City of Coquitlam will be providing all single-family homes with a new garbage cart and a wildlife-resistant Green Can cart. The cost for these standard carts has been incorporated into the annual garbage utility fee.
  • Residential recycling, including single- and multi-family, will be managed by Multi-Material BC (MMBC) and financed by businesses that produce the items to be recycled. Visit www.multimaterialbc.ca for more information.

The City of Coquitlam will be sharing more detailed information over the coming months regarding the new service, the new carts, and how to use them.

To stay apprised of the latest details and information over the coming months, Coquitlam residents are encouraged to: 

For more information, residents can call Engineering & Public Works Customer Service at 604-927-3500 or email epw@coquitlam.ca.