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Garbage, Recycling and Green Waste Collection Services
Sign up for a customized waste collection reminder tool that makes it easier to access information about garbage or compost pickup schedules.

Using just your address, access your own personalized Collection Schedule to see what is being picked up during any given week. With this tool you can:

2014 Community Calendar
2014 Calendar cover

The 2014 Community Calendar and waste collection schedule was delivered to Port Coquitlam residents along with the Tri-City News on Wednesday, December 5, 2013.

If you did not receive your calendar and/or require a second copy for a secondary suite, you may pick one up at any civic facility or contact 604.927.5411 to request calendars.

Automated Waste Collection Services

Waste Collection Carts

The City of Port Coquitlam provides fully automated waste collection services to over 18,000 residential and business properties throughout the City. The City provides specially designed carts to all properties that receive the service.

The cart lids are colour-coded based on the material collected. Click to learn more:

Collection Schedule and Zone Map

The City of Port Coquitlam is divided into five collection zones. Your garbage, recycling and green cart collection days are determined based on these zones.

Food Scraps and Food-soiled Papers Collection
Port Coquitlam residents can add all food scraps (including meat and bones), as well as food-soiled papers (such as pizza boxes) to their green carts for year-round pickup by the City.

Read more about this program.
Read about the new multi-family program.

Metro Vancouver

As of January 1, 2008, garbage carts found to contain the following items will not be picked up:Zero Waste Challenge

For the full ban, click here.

Set-out/Set-back Service

If you have difficulty moving the carts to your collection point, you may apply for set-out/set-back service. If your application is approved, City crews will move your carts to the collection point and return them at the end of the collection day. Download the set-out/set-back service form. For more information, contact the Operations Division at 604.927.5496 or 604.927.5488.
Missed Collections

Waste collection carts must be placed on the street prior to 7:30 am to ensure collection. If your waste has not been collected as scheduled, contact the Operations Division at 604.927.5496 or 604.927.5488 to report the missed collection.

Damaged or Stolen Carts

If your carts have been damaged or go missing, contact 604.927.5496 to arrange for repair and/or a replacement cart.

Change of Service

Larger or extra carts are available for a fee. Contact the Engineering and Operations Department at 604.927.5420 to request larger or extra carts. Click here  to download a Service Level Change Form.

Secondary Suite Service

If you have a secondary suite, and pay the additional levy, you may qualify for additional service. To find out more, contact 604.927.5496 or 604.927.5488. Click here to download a Secondary Suite Disability Exemption Form.

Bylaws and Annual Rates
The City has established bylaws to guide the rates for municipal waste management as well as


Tel  604.927.5496 or 604.927.5488
Emergency After Hours Tel 604.543.6700
Fax  604.927.5408
Email  operations@portcoquitlam.ca

Location and Mailing Address

Operations Centre
1737 Broadway Street
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 2M9

Business Hours

7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)

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Last Updated:3/28/2014 9:32:32 AM