Please note that improper disposal of certain items, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries and pesticides, can be very dangerous to human health and harmful to the environment.
Not sure where it goes? If the item you want to dispose of is not on the list below, search the Recycling Directory.
Glass recycling (refundable and non-refundable)
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Beverage containers (refundable), milk cartons/jugs and beverage or food tetra-paks:
- Biggar Bottle Depot, 2577 Kingsway Ave. (604.945.3313, www.encorp.ca)
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- Coquitlam Construction Recycling Facility at 995 United Blvd., Coquitlam (604.521.1715) – accepts construction wood waste and green waste.
- Coquitlam Return-It Depot, 2554 Barnet Highway, Tel 604.464.6648
- Happy Stan's Recycling Services, 1603 Langan Ave., Port Coquitlam, Tel 604.464.0242 - accepts computers, all electronic appliances, including small and large household appliances
- Salvation Army Thrift Store, 2275 Elgin Ave., Port Coquitlam, Tel 604.942.0505
- Other locations: www.return-it.ca/electronics
LightRecycle is a non-profit program to recycle lighting programs. Click here for a list of local depots.
- Non-rechargeable: Happy Stans Recycling, The Source, Home Depot, Staples Business Depot, Rona, IKEA
- Rechargeable: Happy Stans Recycling, The Source, Home Depot, Staples Business Depot, IKEA
- Vehicle: Wastech Transfer Station, Happy Stan's Recycling Services, Canadian Tire
- Unlimited Tire Team, Big O Tires, Fountain Tire, Costco, Canadian Tire, Kal Tire, Yanko Tire and Automotive
Return motor oil to a return near you or a service station that displays the recycling symbol. Service stations can accept a maximum of 20 litres per person per day.
Antifreeze can be recycled at most service stations, antifreeze retailers and radiator shops. Call in advance to confirm.
- Biggar Bottle Depot, 2577 Kingsway (604.945.3313, www.productcare.org) accepts paints, pesticides and flammable materials free of charge. For full details on accepted items, exclusions and quantities, visit the Product Care website.
- Accepted paint products include interior and exterior latex, deck coatings, varnishes, wood finishing oils, melamine, shellac, textured paints, paint aerosols and empty paint cans. (Limits: 10 containers up to 23 L in size each, or 50 spray paint containers per visit)
- Accepted consumer pesticides have both the poisonous (skulls & cross bones) symbol and Pest Control Product (PCP) number (max. 10 L per visit)
- Accepted flammable liquids must have a flame symbol or phrase such as "keep away from open spark or flame" on the label, and include paint thinners, solvents, camp fuels, and liquid adhesizes with the flame symbol. (Limits: kerosene 9 L, other liquids 10 L per visit)
- Gasoline is accepted in approved ULC containers only (max. 25 L per visit)
- Wastech Transfer Station, 1200 United Blvd., Coquitlam (604.521.1715)
- Diabetic syringes (must purchase container): People’s Drug Mart and Pharmasave
- Unused/expired medications: People’s Drug Mart, Pharmasave, Safeway, and Wilson Pharmacy
- Wastech Transfer Station, 1200 United Blvd., Coquitlam (604.521.1715) – appliances, bulky items, garbage, recyclables (no charge), car batteries, scrap metal, oil filters, propane tanks etc.
- Happy Stans Recycling, 1603 Langan Ave. (604.464.0242, www.happystan.com) –appliances, glass, scrap metal, computers, hot water tanks, vehicle batteries, electronic, other recyclables, etc.
- Biggar Bottle Depot, 2577 Kingsway (604.945.3313, www.return-it.ca) – at no charge, accepts household paint, pesticides, flammable liquids, old gasoline, car batteries, aerosols, paint thinner and solvent. Paint and chemicals must be in original containers with labels intact.
- City-wide Garage Sale – Get rid of your old junk: clothing, books, toys and tools. Register your address online to participate.
- Search for charities: Recycling directory
- Junk Removal Services: Consult your yellow pages or newspaper classifieds.