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Food Scraps Collection
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Green cart program logoPort Coquitlam residents who receive waste collection services from the City can put all leftover food scraps and food-soiled papers into their green carts.

That means residents can put meats, dairy, bones, soiled pizza boxes and more into their green carts, in addition to yard trimmings and vegetable and fruit scraps.

Curbside collection of food scraps and food-soiled papers plays an important role in the City’s waste-reduction efforts, which included the introduction of alternate-week garbage pickup in January 2010.


The City launched these waste-reduction initiatives for two key reasons:

Although the recycling of food scraps is a widespread practice around the world, Port Coquitlam was the first city in Metro Vancouver to initiate such a program. Click here for more details about program benefits.

How do I participate?

The program is open to all households eligible to receive green cart collection from the City. Single-family homes automatically receive green cart collection as part of their City waste collection services. Multi-family complexes can also now sign up for the program – click to learn more.

Simply collect all your food scraps and food-soiled papers and place them in your green cart for year-round collection at the curb.

For more information contact:
Tel 604.927.5267
Fax 604.927.5408
Email greencart@portcoquitlam.ca

Location and Mailing Address
Operations Centre
1737 Broadway Street
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 2M9

Business Hours
8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)

Last Updated:9/16/2014 3:29:48 PM