Recycling Depot

The Recycling Depot is located at Sixth Ave E. & McBride Blvd, adjacent to the Canada Games Pool.  The depot accepts a wide range of items for recycling 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:  Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (closed Mon & Tues)
Contact: 604-968-4208

Please note that the New Westminster Recycling Depot will be closing in February  2020. New Westminster will join the new Metro Vancouver regional transfer facility being built on United Boulevard in Coquitlam anticipated to open in fall 2020. For more information about the relocation of the recycling depot, please visit our project on the go page. 

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

    New Accepted Items

    The Recycling Depot will collect other flexible plastic packaging previously not accepted as soft plastic.

    This includes non-stretchy, crinkly film plastic that you can't push a thumb through such as:

    • chip bags
    • stand-up and zippler lock pouches
    • coffee bags
    • packaging for fresh pasta or meats
    • onion bags or fruit nets
    • no-food protective wrap like bubble wrap or plastic envelopes

    For a full list of acceptable items in the Other Flexible Plastic Packaging category, visit the Recycle BC website.

  • ** Can be recycled at the Salvation Army at 774 Columbia Street (rear entrance).
    *** Can be recycled in the blue bin outside Lord Kelvin and Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary, or Glenbrook and Queensborough Middle Schools.

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

    Please Note:

    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.

  • 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.

        Services Offered
    Location Date Glass EPS (Styrofoam) OFPP Textiles Car Seats Compost Give-Away
    Fourth St. Parking Lot (Tipperary Park) April 18

    Queensborough (Starlight Casino) June 20

    Fourth St. Parking Lot (Tipperary Park) August 22

    Queensborough (Starlight Casino) October 24

    Fourth St. Parking Lot (Tipperary Park) December 12

    More details on these pop-up recycling events will be coming in early 2020. 
  • Coquitlam Transfer Station (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, batteries, cell phones, electronics, small appliances, infant car seats ($10 fee), lights, packaging, paper, paint, and textiles.
    • Sapperton - Unit 21, 79 Braid St.
      Accepts beverage containers, electronics, packaging, paper, and textiles.
    • Salvation Army - 774 Columbia St.
      Accepts electronics and small appliances.
    • Edmonds - 7496 Edmonds St. 
      Accepts beverage containers, batteries, electronics, small appliances, lights, packaging, paper, paint, and textiles.

      For more information on locations and acceptable items, please visit


    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.

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