Aug 18, 2014 Return to Headlines

Recycle Your Old Garbage Cans in September

by GS GS |

COQUITLAM, BC, Monday, August 18, 2014 – The City of Coquitlam will be offering residents the opportunity to recycle their old trash cans in September.

With all single-family homes now using carts designed specifically  for the City’s new automated waste collection program, residents who wish to do so will be able to put out their old cans to have them collected and recycled for free.

From September 1 - 30, 2014, residents can put their old cans at curbside on their Garbage Cart collection day (bi-weekly), in the same location that Garbage and Green Carts are collected.

Cans for recycling should be placed out by 7:30am and must be absolutely empty with no garbage inside.

Multiple cans can be recycled, and, if possible, should be stacked inside one another. 

However, the cans may also be useful to keep, especially for extra yard waste during the Seasonal Unlimited Yard Trimmings collection periods in the spring and fall.

For questions, please call Engineering Customer Service at 604-927-3500. 

For information on Coquitlam’s new curbside collection program, visit www.coquitlam.ca/curbsidecollection.


Media contact:
Verne Kucy
A/Manager, Environmental Services