Extra Yard Trimmings

Yard waste and trimmings

Yard trimmings can be dropped off at the Coquitlam Transfer Station all year round. Free for Coquitlam residents (proof of residency required.)

Coquitlam Transfer Station
1200 United Boulevard

Weekdays: 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Recycling drop-off opens at 8 a.m.) 

Saturday (Oct. 31 – Mar. 31): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday (Apr. 1 – Sep. 30): 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Sunday and Statutory holidays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1)


Seasonal Unlimited Yard Trimmings collection

Fall (Oct. 29 – Nov. ​23, 201​8) & Spring (April ​1 – May 1​0, 201​9) Residents receiving solid waste collection from the City can put out extra yard trimmings in kraft bags, in bundles (with branches less than 7.5cm (3”) in diameter and no more that 1m (3’) in length) or in old cans with the Green Can sticker for pick-up at the curb, along with your Green Cart materials.

Set-out options for additional yard trimmings:

  • Place yard trimmings – like leaves, prunings and small branches – in kraft paper bags.
  • Bundle branches. (Bundled branches must be less than 7.5 cm (3 in.) in diameter and no more than 1 m (3 ft.) in length.)
  • Use old garbage cans with a Green Can sticker.
  • Green Carts cannot be placed at the curbside before 5:30 a.m. during this event, on collection day, even if they do not contain food scraps.

Bundles and containers must not block sidewalks, laneways or streets and can weigh no more than 20 kg (44 lbs) each. Sod, rocks, soil and plastic bags are not accepted. 

Note: A separate truck collects the excess yard trimmings and may arrive later than the regular Green Cart collector.

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