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.
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:
- Queensborough Landing - Unit A, 409 Boyne St.
Accepts beverage containers, glass, batteries, cell phones, electronics, small appliances, infant car seats ($10 fee), packaging, lights, paper, textiles, paint and household hazardous waste.
- Sapperton - Unit 21, 79 Braid St.
Accepts beverage containers, glass, electronics, packaging, paper, and textiles.
- New West Bottle Depot - 916 8th Street
Accepts beverage containers
- Salvation Army - 774 Columbia St.
Accepts electronics and small appliances.
- Edmonds - 7496 Edmonds St.
Accepts beverage containers, glass, batteries, electronics, small appliances, lights, packaging, paper, paint, and textiles.
For more information on locations and acceptable items, please visit www.return-it.ca
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.