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Oct 26, 2015 Return to Headlines

Coquitlam Offers Free Extra Yard Trimmings

by Michelle Frilund |

COQUITLAM, BC, October 26, 2015 – It’s time again for Coquitlam’s Seasonal Unlimited Yard Trimmings pickup to help residents dispose of extra leaves and yard waste.

From November 2 to 27, residents receiving solid waste collection from the City can put out any extra yard trimmings for pick up.

In addition to the Green Cart, any extra yard trimmings must be placed at curbside between 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. on collection day. 

Residents can use kraft bags, old garbage cans (or appropriate containers) with a Green Can sticker, or bundle tree prunings that are less than 7.5 cm (3 in) in diameter and no more than 1 metre (3 ft) in length. Extra cans and bundles should weigh no more than 20 kg (44 lbs) each. 

Please 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 – once in the spring and once in the fall.

Free residential drop-off is also available daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Coquitlam Construction Recycling and Yard Trimmings Drop-Off Facility located at 995 United Boulevard. For more information visit www.coquitlam.ca/yardtrimmings.

For more information on Coquitlam’s solid waste collection program, visit www.coquitlam.ca/curbsidecollection or call Engineering Customer Service at 


Media contact:
Steffanie Warriner
Manager, Environmental Services