Recycling Depot

The Recycling Depot is located at Sixth Ave. & McBride Blvd., adjacent to the Canada Games Pool, and is available for use by all New Westminster residents.

Note: Commercial vehicles are NOT permitted to deposit clean green material at the City's depot.

Hours of Operation:  Wed - Sun, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (closed Mondays & Tuesdays); phone: 604-968-4208


The Depot Accepts:

  • tin and aluminum cans
  • plastic codes 1, 2, 4, 5
  • glass (separated by colour)
  • mixed paper
  • newspaper
  • corrugated cardboard (flattened)
  • clean green (yard) waste
  • used motor oil and filters
  • car batteries
  • metal items (including hot water tanks, microwaves, barbeques, refrigerators*, empty propane tanks and other appliances)
  • paint
  • soft plastics (plastic bags) - click to view poster
  • household batteries
  • Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) and fluorescent tubes
  • Styrofoam (polystyrene)

*If you have a fridge that measures between 10-24 cubic feet and is still in working condition, BC Hydro will pick it up, recycle it, and give you $30 for it. For more information, contact the Fridge Buy Back Program at 1-866-516-4357 or visit the BC Hydro website.

The Depot Does NOT Accept:

  • food waste
  • plastic codes 3, 6, 7 or non-coded plastics
  • tree stumps, rocks, dirt, sod
  • garbage, mattresses, boxsprings
  • computers and computer accessories*
  • hazardous materials (except paint)
  • textiles (clothing)
  • tetra paks and milk cartons**
  • construction waste (gyproc, concrete, lumber, asphalt)
  • TVs, stereos*

For information on where to take these items, please contact the RCBC hotline at 604-732-9253.

* Can be recycled at the Salvation Army at 774 Columbia Street (rear entrance)

** To obtain refunds where applicable, return these to your local Return-It bottle depot.

Please Note:

The Depot now accepts rechargeable and non-rechargeable household batteries. Recycling your household batteries keeps heavy metals out of landfills and allows for safe separation and recovery of materials for re-use!

Or if you wish to dispose of only the rechargeable battery types (e.g. nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, lithium ion), “The Source” by Circuit City, London Drugs and Best Buy in New Westminster recycle them for free.

Unfortunately the Depot no longer accepts computers or computer accessories; however you can recycle computers and/or computer accessories through the Salvation Army (Encorp Program) at 774 Columbia Street at the rear entrance.

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