Blue Cart Program – Recycling

The City of Port Coquitlam provides curbside collection of recyclables to single-family homes, and to business and commercial properties. Services are provided in conjunction with Recycle BC.

Only put carts out on the street from 5:30 – 7:30 am on collection day and secure them again by 7 pm.

Newly Accepted Items

As of 2023, Recycle BC is accepting new items through our curbside collection program. You can now put the following in your blue bin:

• More household items: metal tins, food storage containers, straws, stir sticks, plastic cutlery, plastic disposable hangers, dental floss cases, and plastic disposable tape dispensers
• Party décor: pinatas, gift boxes, paper gift bags, and paper hats
• Boxes: cardboard storage boxes and moving boxes

What Goes In The Blue Cart?

Port Coquitlam offers co-mingled recycling. That means there is no sorting required — all recycling goes in the blue cart. With the exception of shredded paper (which should be bagged separately in a transparent bag), do not bundle, bag or otherwise contain your recyclables.

Please ensure all recyclables are clean and dry.

Blue Cart Accepted Items
Blue Cart Accepted Items

Glass Recycling

Please DO NOT place glass in your blue cart as broken glass mixed with the paper products significantly reduces the revenue potential of our recycling. You may return glass containers to one of the two below locations.

Refundable Glass Depots

2577 Kingsway, Port Coquitlam
Tel 604.945.3313

Hours: See website for summer and winter hours. Closed on stat holidays.

Map and directions

Non-refundable Glass Depots

Only glass containers that previously held food or beverage items (broken or unbroken) are accepted at the follow locations.

Recycling Depots

Plastic bags, overwrap and foam are not accepted in the blue cart, but can be returned to a nearby Recycle BC depot. Depots operated by Recycle BC accept a wide variety of recyclables.

Other depots near Port Coquitlam offer recycling for items such as scrap metals, refundable beverage and drink containers, car and other batteries, pharmacy related items and electronics.

Non-refundable glass bottles/jars can be dropped off at a Port Coquitlam glass depot.

Restricted Items

These items CANNOT be recycled in your blue cart:

  • returnable containers (e.g. juice cartons or pop bottles)
  • plastic bags and outer wrap
  • needles or medical waste
  • diapers (please place in your grey garbage cart)
  • animal waste
  • construction or renovation materials
  • paint cans or motor oil containers


Tel: 604.927.5496

Location and Mailing Address

Public Works 1737 Broadway Street Port Coquitlam BC V3C 2M9

7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)