Recycling Depots & Donating Locally

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Note also that many services are available online to continue to serve the community at this time.

Waste Collection During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Garbage and green waste collection services are operating normally at this time; however, for the safety of our contractors’ workers, Coquitlam residents are asked to continue separating their waste properly, including using the Recycle BC receptacles for recycling materials. All garbage and organic materials must be put in their designated carts.

NOTE: If you or a member of your household is sick, double-bag items such as tissues, wipes, gloves, and masks and place in your Garbage Cart.​

For more details about waste collection and management during COVID-19, visit

Town Centre Recycling Depot

Open Wednesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and statutory holidays.

Coquitlam residents can bring their household recyclables to the Town Centre Recycling Depot, which is open with safety measures in place to protect residents and staff.

A maximum of four household groups will be permitted inside at one time. 

Patrons do not have to wear gloves or masks, but must physically distance and follow the new directional arrows in place to direct foot traffic. 

Sanitized pushcarts, similar to those at bottle depots, will be available for use. Staff are on site as usual to assist patrons and to ensure the measures are being followed.​

Materials accepted:

  • Cardboard
  • Paper (including newspaper and softcover/hardcover books)
  • Containers (including plastic, metal, and glass)
  • White Styrofoam (including packing and food-related containers)
  • Household batteries
  • Plastic bags
  • Reading books (for donation)

Located within Town Centre Park, west of the intersection of Pipeline Road and Trevor Wingrove Way.

Town Centre Recycling Depot is for use by Coquitlam residents dropping off residentially-sourced materials only. Proof of residency is required.

It is prohibited to leave materials at the Recycle Depot when it is closed. The premises are under camera surveillance and violators will be subject to fines.

Other Recycling Depots

Unsure where to recycle an item? If the item is not accepted at one of the locations listed above, contact the Recycling Council of British Columbia for alternate recycling locations at 604-732-9253.

Donating Locally

If you have items in good condition that you would like to donate, the following charitable organizations would be happy to hear from you.

Engineering Customer Service