Alternate Recycling Locations

New Westminster will join the new Metro Vancouver Recycling and Waste Centre being built on United Boulevard in Coquitlam anticipated to open in 2021.

If you plan to visit a Metro Vancouver Solid Waste Facility there are some changes you should be aware of due to COVID-19.

These changes include:

  • Consider delaying your visit unless absolutely necessary. Store any dry recyclables and other items at home temporarily.

  • Stay home if you are in quarantine or self-isolation related to COVID-19.

  • Place the following items in bags for disposal: used tissues, sanitary wipes (even those labeled compostable or flushable), paper towels, napkins, cleaning cloths, face masks, gloves, and similar items. Double bag these items if you are sick or caring for someone who is sick.

Recycling Locations

Curious about nearby locations where you can take your recycling? Find a list of locations here: Recycling_Facilities_New_West.pdf

Coquitlam Recycling and Waste Centre (existing) - 1200 United Blvd.
Free for New Westminster residents to drop-off recyclables and yard trimmings. Proof of residency required.

Encorp Pacific Return-It Depots:

London Drugs - 555 Sixth Street (Westminster Centre Mall)
Accepts electronics, lights, small appliances, packaging, soft plastic bags, other flexible plastic packaging.

Grocery Stores - various locations
Check your local grocery store for list of acceptable items.

  • To accommodate the recycling needs of resident during the transition period between the closure of the New Westminster depot and the opening of the new Metro Vancouver regional transfer facility, the City of New Westminster will be offering a series of one-day recycling events.

    All events take place from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

     

     

    Services Offered

    Location

    Date

    Glass

    Styrofoam

    Soft Plastics

    OFPP (Other Flexible Plastic Packaging)

    Other

    901 First Street (Public Works Yard)

    January 16

    yes

    yes

    yes

    yes

    TBA

    901 First Street (Public Works Yard)

    February 20

    yes

    yes

    yes

    yes

    TBA

    901 First Street (Public Works Yard)

    March 20

    yes

    yes

    yes

    yes

    TBA

    901 First Street (Public Works Yard)

    April 17

    yes

    yes

    yes

    yes

    TBA

    901 First Street (Public Works Yard)

    May 15

    yes

    yes

    yes

    yes

    TBA

    901 First Street (Public Works Yard) June 19 yes yes yes yes

    Small appliances, power tools, outdoor power equipment 

    NEW! Car seats, strollers, baby cribs, booster and high chairs

    901 First Street (Public Works Yard) July 17 Yes Yes Yes Yes  
    901 First Street (Public Works Yard) August 21 Yes Yes Yes Yes  
    901 First Street (Public Works Yard) September 18 Yes Yes Yes Yes  
    901 First Street (Public Works Yard) October 16 Yes Yes Yes Yes  
    901 First Street (Public Works Yard) November 20 Yes Yes Yes Yes  
    901 First Street (Public Works Yard) December 18 Yes Yes Yes Yes  

     

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