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Green Cart Program


Green cart program logoThe City of Port Coquitlam's Green Cart Program provides year-round curbside collection of yard trimmings, food scraps and food-soiled papers from single-family and multi-family homes and businesses receiving City collection services.

  • Food scraps and food-soiled papers
  • Yard and garden trimmings
  • Avoid paying more – sort it right!

    The City of Port Coquitlam is starting to closely monitor the contents of green carts to prevent a major spike in disposal costs. And like other Metro Vancouver municipalities, the city will stop picking up green carts at properties that continue to put the wrong things in their carts after repeated notices.

    In March 2015, the company handling the City's green cart waste found contamination rates of 3-5%, primarily from plastic bags. The City was told that if contamination rates continue to exceed the permitted 0.5%, disposal fees will almost double this year.

    Because waste collection services are provided on a user-pay basis, any increases in fees will be paid by taxpayers through increases on their annual tax bill.
    What will happen
    Help is available
    If you are not sure what goes into your cart, please:
    If you still have questions, feel free to get in touch with our staff at the contact information below.

    Collection changes during cold weather

    Please note that when overnight temperatures dip below zero, the City may pick up green carts later in the day than usual to allow the contents to thaw. More details.

    For more information, contact:

    Tel 604.927.5496
    Fax 604.927.5408
    Email greencart@portcoquitlam.ca

    Location and Mailing Address
    Public Works
    1737 Broadway Street
    Port Coquitlam BC  V3C 2M9

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

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    Last Updated:9/14/2016 11:12:59 AM