Recycle your old garbage cans in Coquitlam until September 30th, 2014

Coquitlam Garbage Can Recycling September 2014

Now that we have the fancy new garbage system in Coquitlam, I’m sure many of you are wondering what to do with the old cans. I’ve got a couple of them in my garage taking up valuable space that could be used for other junk I have lying around. Luckily, the City is ready to help you recycle those old trash cans throughout the month of September. With all single-family homes now using carts designed specifically for the City’s new automated waste collection program, residents who wish to do so will be able to put out their old cans to have them collected and recycled for free.

From September 1 – 30, 2014, residents can put their old cans at curbside on their Garbage Cart collection day (bi-weekly), in the same location that Garbage and Green Carts are collected.

Cans for recycling should be placed out by 7:30am and must be absolutely empty with no garbage inside. Multiple cans can be recycled, and, if possible, should be stacked inside one another.

However, the cans may also be useful to keep, especially for extra yard waste during the Seasonal Unlimited Yard Trimmings collection periods in the spring and fall. Or for completing the ALS ice bucket challenge.

For questions, please call Engineering Customer Service at 604-927-3500 or for any information on Coquitlam’s new curbside collection program, visit

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