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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.

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
  • Greeting cards (remove electronic components of musical cards) 
  • Styrofoam, uncoded plastic or shrink wrap
  • Cardboard boxes flattened
  • Wrapping paper with metallic or plastic pieces
  •  Metal cookie/sweet containers
  • Ornaments of any kind
  •  Rigid and soft plastics with codes 1, 2, 4 or 5 stamped on them
  • Light bulbs or light strings

Too Many Recyclables?

Extra recyclables can be dropped off to Burnaby's Eco-Centre (4855 Still Creek Avenue, west of Douglas Rd).  The City still accepts clean Styrofoam (blocks, peanuts, food trays) as part of our ongoing pilot project. Please ensure all materials are clean and free of contaminants. Contact the Recycling Council of BC 604-732-9253 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: Wednesday, December 25th and Thursday, December 26th, 2013 and Wednesday, January 1st, 2014.

Don't forget to Recycle all your Holiday Food Scraps!

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

Residential Tree Collection

Curbside Collection

  • North of Highway 1: Monday, January 6th, 2014. Please have your tree out on Monday, it will be collected during that week.
  • South of Highway 1: Monday, January 13th. Please have your tree out on Monday, it will be collected during that week. 

Multi-Family Collection

Multi-family complexes that have Burnaby garbage/recycling collection service will have Christmas trees collected on Thursday, January 2nd & Friday, January 3rd, 2014. All trees must be placed out by Wednesday, January 1st 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: Wednesday, December 25th and Thursday, December 26th, 2013 and Wednesday, January 1st, 2014.

Charity Tree Chipping Events

Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society Annual Christmas Tree Chip

When: Sunday, January 5th, 2014
Where: Fire Station #1 - 4867 Sperling Avenue
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

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

Tree Recycling Guidelines

  • Remove all ornaments, tinsel and lights
  • Do not bag or put your tree in your yard waste container
  • 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 Wednesday, December 25th and Thursday, December 26th, 2013 and Wednesday, January 1st, 2014.
  • Curbside collection for garbage, yard waste/food scraps and recycling moves ahead after a statutory holiday.

Resources


  • 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 Recycling Depot

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

    Provincial Take Back ProgramMorePrograms for banned or recyclable materials.