Glass Recycling

Curbside glass collection begins on July 4, 2022

Starting July 4, 2022, the City of New Westminster will begin collecting glass packaging in a new curbside collection program.

Your new grey box will accept non-refundable glass packaging, such as jam, sauce, or pickle jars. 

How the Program Works

Each single family home will receive one 27L grey box that will be collected once every four weeks.

Staff will begin delivering grey boxes to each residence in June leading up to the first scheduled collection dates starting July 2022.

The curbside glass collection schedule will be different from the existing solid waste collection schedule, as glass requires manual collection and must be collected separately. Each collection zone (A, B, C, D) will be divided into four sub-collection zones and will receive glass collection once every four weeks on their respective collection day.*

*See the schedule for your specific glass collection zone.

Glass Collection Zone Map


  • Accepted

    Non-refundable glass bottles and jars, such as jam, sauce, or pickle jars

    Containers must be emptied and rinsed with lids separated in general recycling.


    Refundable glass bottles, such as wine and beer bottles


    Not Accepted

    Drinking glasses, windows, mirrors, ceramics, and light bulbs

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