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Waste-Loss Challenge


Sort It Right!

The City’s Waste-Loss Challenge encourages residents to "watch their waste-line" – that is, think more closely about how they discard the unwanted material in their household.

If we sort our waste properly, about 75% of what is typically thrown away can go into the green and blue carts, to a recycling depot or to a take-back program.
Three Reasons to Sort it Right:
  1. Cities that don’t sort waste properly will pay large fines and higher fees. These costs are passed on to taxpayers.
  2. Service may be suspended for households that continue to sort their waste incorrectly after repeated warnings and education.
  3. Landfills take up valuable space and harm the environment by released greenhouse gases into the air and toxins into the ground.
Confused? We Can Help!
We understand that with all the changes to waste collection in the past few years, figuring out how to sort your waste properly can be confusing.

Check out the links at left and chart below for more information.


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  Sort it Right! Search Tool
Find out where it goes with the new Sort it Right! Search Tool – scroll down to try it out now, or find it in the PoCo Waste-Line app.
  PoCo Waste App
  PoCo Waste-Line app
Use this free app to access your collection schedule, use the Sort it Right! Search Tool, get emergency notifications and more. Click here to learn more and download the app for free.
       PDF Downloads   PDF downloads  
     Printed Resources   Printed Resources
Drop by City Hall, recreation centres or the Operations Centre to pick up a handy waste-sorting poster or comprehensive Sort it Right flipguide.




Sort it Right! Search Tool
Still confused about what goes where? Our new Sort it Right! tool makes it easier to put your waste in the right place.

Type the name of an item and we'll tell you how to recycle or dispose of it.


Tel  604.927.5496
Emergency After Hours Tel 604.543.6700
Fax  604.927.5408
Location and Mailing Address
Public Works
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:4/1/2016 2:25:20 PM