Recycling & Additional Disposal

Curbside Recycling

The City of Coquitlam does not manage curbside recycling collection - it is a service provided free to residents by Recycle BC. Curbside recycling is picked up once a week. Learn more at recyclebc.caRecycling must be out for collection by 7 a.m. in A.M. zones or by 10 a.m. in P.M. zones.

Questions regarding recycling collection should be directed to Recycling Customer Service (Smithrite) at 604-529-4011 or recycle@smithrite.com

Not sure where or how to recycle something? Call the Recycling Council of BC at 604-732-9253.

Additional Recycling / Disposal Options

City of Coquitlam Town Centre Recycling Depot

If you have extra curbside recycling, you can take it to the City's recycling depot for free. 

  • Hours of operation: Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Statutory holidays)
  • Now accepted - CLEAN, WHITE STYROFOAM and household batteries.
  • Facility will be staffed and will continue to be monitored by security cameras.

Phone: 604-927-3500 

Location: Within Town Centre Park on​ Trevor Wingrove Way​.

Yes! These items are accepted:

PLEASE NOTE: The City of Coquitlam Town Centre Recycling Depot is for
Coquitlam residents ​
ONLY. Proof of residency required.

Illegal dumping is strictly prohibited.

Coquitlam Transfer Station – 1200 United Boulevard

Coquitlam Transfer Station MapAll residents can dispose of recyclables, green waste, and/or garbage at this location. 

Hours of Operation

  • Weekdays: 5:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Recycling drop-off opens at 8 a.m.)
  • Saturdays (Oct. 1 – March 31): 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturdays (April 1 – Sept. 30): 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sundays & statutory holidays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Closed Dec. 25 & Jan. 1

Phone: 604-681-5600
Location: 1200 United Boulevard

Yes! These items are accepted:

For a more detailed list of accepted items and garbage disposal costs, visit metrovancouverrecycles.org.​

Other recycling / disposal options

There are many other recycling  / disposal options in the City.

To find out what can be recycled where, check out:

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  • Meadows Landscape Recycling Centre

  • Pacific Mobile Depot

  • Happy Stan's Recycling Services Ltd.

  • Helping Families in Need Society

Engineering Customer Service
604-927-3500
wastereduction@coquitlam.ca