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 on February 1, 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.

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