Waste Cart Locks

Watch this video to learn how to properly secure your cart using the City’s waste cart locks.

Secure Your Waste to Help Keep Bears Away

All Port Coquitlam properties are required to follow the City’s bear regulations, which include a requirement to secure waste and other wildlife attractants.

As part of its bear management activities, the City provides wildlife-resistant locks for 120L, 240L and 360L garbage and green carts to Port Coquitlam households receiving City waste services that don’t have a garage or other secure shelter to store their carts.

Locks for 120L carts

Locks are available for 120L waste carts. Contact Public Works at 604.927.5496 or email publicworks@portcoquitlam.ca.

Locks for 240/360L carts and extra security arm

Locks for 240L and 360L carts, along with extra security arms (“third arm”) are available to all Port Coquitlam residents who receive City waste services. Please note: The first lock is free. A 240L replacement is $48.00 plus tax, and 360L is $50.00 plus tax.

Pick-up and pay for 240/360L locks

  • Pay for your lock: Payment must be made in advance. Call 604-927-5420 to pay via credit card or pay in person at the City Hall Annex (2564 Shaughnessy St)
  • Pick-up your lock: Pick up locks at the Public Works Yard (1737 Broadway St.) from Monday to Friday, 7 am to 3 pm


Public Works
Tel 604.927.5496
Email publicworks@portcoquitlam.ca