What if I have too much for my cart?
For occasional extra garbage, please use the Tag-a-Bag program and place an additional standard large-sized garbage bag on top of the cart or group bags 1 metre away from the cart.
Please ensure each bag of garbage displays a City-issued tag and does not exceed 50 lbs. Tags are available for purchase at City Hall and local community centres. Please do not overfill your carts.
If you’re finding you have extra garbage regularly, and you have utilized every opportunity to recycle all your recyclable materials, you may wish to consider upsizing your cart. Please contact Engineering Operations at 604-526-4691. Additional charges apply.
Yard and Food Scraps
Please fill your yard and food scraps cart first, then place any extra yard trimmings in draft brown paper bags (no more than 50 lbs per bag) next to your collection cart. Our drivers will dump the cart and continue to reload the cart with all extra draft paper bags.
Large volumes of yard trimmings can also be taken directly to the Coquitlam Transfer Station, located at 1200 Unites Boulevard, for free drop-off (proof of residency required).
For occasional additional recycling, the City urges residents totake extra materials to an appropriate recycling facility. The Queensborough Landing Return-It Depot (Unit A - Boyne Street) and the Coquitlam Transfer Station (1200 United Blvd, Coquitlam) offer free residential drop-off for recycling materials accepted in the City's curbside recycling program. Both locations, among many other private recycling facilities, also accept other recyclable items that are not accepted in the curbside collection program.
To find out where to recycle materials at a location nearest you, please contact the Recycling Council of BC's recycling hotline at 604-RECYCLE (604-732-9253) or visit their website at www.rcbc.ca.
If your household contains a secondary suite and one single-stream recycling cart is not enough for your needs, please contact Engineering Operations at 604-526-4691 to obtain an extra cart at no additional charge.