Recycling Depots

Recycle BC Depots

You can take your recycling to a Recycle BC (formerly Multi-Material BC) depot for free – including many items that are not accepted in the blue cart, such as Styrofoam, aerosol cans, non-refundable glass and small electronics.

in Port Coquitlam is a Recycle BC depot. For a complete listing, click here.

PoCo Return-It
  • All items accepted at Recycle BC depots
  • Refundable beverage containers
  • Milk cartons and jugs
  • Tetra-paks (beverage)
  • Household paint
  • Pesticides
  • Flammable liquids
  • Old gasoline
  • Car batteries
  • Aerosols
  • Paint thinner
  • Solvent
  • Styrofoam
  • Small electronics
  • Batteries of all kind
  • Small home appliances
  • Light bulbs, Light tubes, Light fixtures
  • Electronics including TVs
  • Cardboard and Paper

2577 Kingsway, Port Coquitlam.
Map and directions
Tel 604.945.3313

Accepted Items at Recycle BC Depots

Recycle BC depots accept all the items you can put in your blue cart, as well as the items below.

Plastic Bags and Overwrap

  • Clear or opaque retail bags for groceries or dry cleaning
  • Clear or opaque bags for bread, newspapers and flyers
  • Clear bags for produce and dry bulk foods
  • Frozen vegetable bags
  • Outer wrap for bulk paper products and soft drink and can flats
  • Water softener, salt, and garden product bags
  • Outer milk bags and pouches
  • Diaper and feminine hygiene product outer bags
  • Pre-washed salad bags

Plastic Foam Packaging – White and Coloured

  • Foam containers and trays used for meat
  • Foam egg cartons
  • Foam clamshells for take-out food
  • Foam cups and bowls
  • Foam cushion packaging to protect electronics, small appliances, etc.

Glass – Non-refundable

  • Emptied and rinsed clear or coloured non-refundable glass bottles and jars
Not Accepted at Recycle BC Depots

Recycle BC depots do not accept the following items below.

Plastic Bags and Overwrap

  • Crinkly cellophane wrap for tea, floral arrangements, etc.
  • Shrink wrap for meat, poultry, fish, vegetables or cheese
  • Kitchen stretch wrap
  • Zipper-lock bags
  • Plastic shipping envelopes
  • Biodegradable or compostable plastic bags
  • Multi-layer or laminated plastic film
  • Plastic bubble packaging
  • Lumber or construction wrap

Plastic Foam Packaging – White and Coloured

  • Liquid-absorbing pads used in trays for meat, poultry, fish, etc.
  • Shrink wrap for meat, poultry, fish or cheese
  • Foam peanuts, packing chips or noodles
  • Blue or pink foam board insulation

Glass – Non-refundable

  • Glasses or dishes, window glass or mirrors
  • Ceramic mugs or other ceramic products
  • Deposit glass bottles (take to ReturnIt depot for deposit refund)
  • Light bulbs

Other Depots

Coquitlam Recycling and Waste Centre

The following materials can be dropped off at no charge. View the full list.

  • Clean, segregated recyclables such as office and mixed paper, newspaper and cardboard
  • Scrap metals
  • Glass (bottles only)
  • Plastic (#1, 2, 4 and 5)
  • Plastic film
  • Propane tanks
  • Car batteries
  • Oil filters
  • Appliances

1200 United Boulevard, Coquitlam.
Map and directions
Tel 604.681.5600

Happy Stan's Recycling
  • Car and other batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Large and small appliances
  • Propane tanks (must be empty)
  • Metals

1603 Langan Avenue, Port Coquitlam
Tel. 604.464.0242

Pharmacies – diabetic syringe disposal

Must purchase container and bring to:

  • People’s Drug Mart, 2529 Shaughnessy Street, 604.941.2413
  • Pharmasave, 3295 Coast Meridian Road, 604.942.9813
Pharmacies – unused or expired medication disposal
  • People’s Drug Mart / Pharmachoice, 2529 Shaughnessy Street, 604.941.2413
  • Wilson Pharmacy, 2185 Wilson Avenue, 604.942.4611
  • Pharmasave, 2627 Shaughnessy Street, 604.942.7979
  • Pharmasave Health Centre, 2255 Elgin Avenue, 604.942.7117
  • Shoppers Drug Mart, 2850 Shaughnessy Street, 604.461.7506
  • Safeway, 2850 Shaughnessy Street, 604.945.7018

For more information on this industry-sponsored program, visit

Electronics Recycling
  • Encorp accepts computers and other electronics.  Please visit their website for locations nearest you.
  • PoCo Return It (formally Biggar Bottle Depot)
    2577 Kingsway Ave, Port Coquitlam

    Tel: 604 945 3313

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


Refundable Glass Depots

PoCo Return-It
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.


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)