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Holiday Waste Reduction

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Making a list, and checking it twice!

Check the list, and check it twice; it will tell you what is naughty or nice for your household recycling. We've expanded residential recycling, check out our full list of acceptable materials. Don't forget to recycle all your food scraps in your Green Bin! 

Holiday Residential Recycling Checklist

 

Nice

Naughty

  • Wrapping paper without any metallic or plastic pieces
  • Tissue paper or crinkle wrap
  • Paper gift tags/boxes
  • Ribbons/bows
  • Paper greeting cards (remove electronic components of musical cards) 
  • Cardboard boxes flattened
  • Wrapping paper with metallic or plastic pieces
  •  Metal cookie/sweet containers
  • Ornaments of any kind

Too Many Recyclables?

Extra recyclables can be dropped off to Burnaby's Eco-Centre (4855 Still Creek Drive, west of Douglas Rd).  The City's Eco-Centre accepts more than what you can place out in your household recycling, see our full list!. Please ensure all materials are clean and free of contaminants. Contact the Recycling Council of BC 604-RECYCLE (732-9253) for recycling options for old Christmas light strings, electronics, small appliances and much more! 

Please note that the Burnaby Eco-Centre will be closed on the following days: Thursday, December 25th and Friday, December 26th, 2014 and Thursday, January 1st, 2015.

O'Christmas Tree, O'Christmas Tree, How Can I Recycle Thee?

 

Curbside Tree Collection

  • North of Highway 1: Monday, January 12th, 2015. Please have your tree out on   Monday by 7:00am, it will be collected sometime during this week.
  • South of Highway 1: Monday, January 19th. Please have your tree out on Monday by 7:00am, it will be collected sometime during this week. 

Multi-Family Collection

Multi-family complexes that have Burnaby garbage/recycling collection service will have Christmas trees collected on Thursday, January 8th & Friday, January 9th, 2015. All trees must be placed out by Wednesday, January 7th in one accessible location. Trees will be collected on one of the two days. 

Drop-off

  • Burnaby's Eco-Centre accepts Christmas trees free of charge from Burnaby residents (proof of residency required).
  • The Eco-Centre will be closed on the following days: Thursday, December 25th and Friday, December 26th, 2014 and Thursday, January 1st, 2015.

Charity Tree Chipping Events

For Christmas Tree Charity Chipping Events, contact the Recycling Council of BC Recycling Hotline at 604-RECYCLE (732-9253).

Tree Recycling Guidelines

  • Remove all ornaments, tinsel and lights
  • Do not bag or put your tree in your Green Bin 
  • Trees over 5' (feet) must be cut in half
  • No artificial trees are accepted
  • Trees sprayed with snow foam cannot be recycled

Holiday Reminders

  • Burnaby's Eco-Centre will be closed on Thursday, December 25th and Friday, December 26th, 2014 and Thursday, January 1st, 2015.
  • Curbside collection for garbage, green bins and recycling moves ahead after a statutory holiday.

Resources


Need Help?

 
Recycling, Garbage & Green Bin
Staffed Information Line:
604-294-7972
Monday-Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Download Burnaby's
Collection App

Download Burnaby's Collection App
24-Hour Touch-tone Information Line: 604-294-7089
Email:  engineering@burnaby.ca
BC Recycling Hotline: 604-RECYCLE (732-9253)
  • Food Scraps Recycling Program

    Food Scraps RecyclingMoreLearn about the program, tips for a clean bin and accepted items.
  • Single Family Recycling Guidelines

    SF Recycling GuidelinesMore What goes where, and what can you recycle?
  • Multi-Family Recycling Guide

    multifamily recycling guidelinesMore What goes in and stays out of your recycling bins.

 

  • Burnaby Eco-Centre

    Burnaby Recycling DepotMoreWhen you have a lot of recyclables, bring them in to our Eco-Centre! 
  • Provincial Take-Back Programs

    Provincial Take Back ProgramMorePrograms for banned or recyclable materials.