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Garbage & Recycling

The City provides residential collection of garbage, recycling, yard trimmings and food scraps to approximately 35,000 single and two-family households, and 35,000 multi-family units. The City also provides a collection service for garbage and recyclables to approximately 480 businesses and schools.

Expanded Residential Recycling 

As of May 19 changes have been made to residential recycling. Learn more about the City's Expanded Residential Recycling Program, the new materials that are now accepted, and how to sort your materials for collection.
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Burnaby, Let’s Recycle More!

The City of Burnaby is moving closer to achieving our regional goal of 70% waste diversion by 2015 with an expanded recycling program starting May 19. Learn more!

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Food Scraps Recycling 

About 50% of residential garbage is food. Recycle your scraps!
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Old Couch, Old Fridge?

Get bulky items picked up for free! 

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Single Family Collection

Roll Out
Your Bins

Don't miss collection day -- get a schedule and learn how to position your container.
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Need a Blue Box?

Replacement blue boxes and recycling bags are available at Burnaby City Hall, 4th Floor Engineering, or at Burnaby’s Recycling Depot, 4800 Still Creek Avenue. If you need a garbage or yard waste container, contact Burnaby Engineering at 604-294-7460 or engineering@burnaby.ca

 

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