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Garbage & Recycling

City Garbage and Recycling Services Continue 

  • Collection of garbage, recycling and green waste is proceeding as normal with no impacts. The City has plans in place to ensure essential services, such as collection, continue to operate.
  • For the safety of our collection team, please dispose of all used tissues, hygiene products, medical waste, cleaning cloths, face masks, gloves and similar products in securely tied bags, and place the bags in the garbage bin. Un-bagged or loose items will not be collected.
  • If you or someone in your household is sick, all personal waste should be double bagged in plastic garbage bags; securely tie all bags shut and place them in your garbage bin.
  • Burnaby’s Eco-Centre is still open daily 8am-4pm. We are limiting the number of patrons allowed inside the facility to assist with physical distancing. Therefore, you may experience delays entering the Eco-Centre. Learn more »

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.

Find Your Schedule

Enter your address below to view your collection schedule, create a personalized calendar, set reminders and notification preferences, report a problem, and find out where to recycle items.

Please note: Multi-family buildings do not follow the same collection schedule as single-family residence. If your building is serviced by the City and you would like to find out your collection schedule, please call 604-294-7972 or email solidwasteandrecycling@burnaby.ca.

There are many ways residents can reduce waste and help the City of Burnaby move closer to achieving our regional goal of 70% waste diversion. Learn more about some of the programs the City has to offer to help keep stuff out of the garbage.

Green Bin Program

Green Bin Program

About 50% of residential garbage is food. Recycle food scraps in your Green Bin to separate them from regular garbage.
Find out more »

Bear Looking Through Garbage

Bear Area

Find out if your property is located within Burnaby’s designated Bear Area and learn about requirements for managing your waste receptacles.
Find out more »

Take Back for Recycling

Take it Back for Recycling

There are some items that the City does not collect, but can be dropped off for recycling for free.
Find out more »

Large Item Collection Program

Large Item & Appliance Pick-up

Help curb illegal dumping in our lanes and streets. Call us to pick up your old couch, mattress, appliance or other furniture. 
Find out more »

Grey Box, Yellow Bag, Blue Box

Need a Blue Box, Grey Box or Yellow Bag?

Replacement blue and grey boxes and yellow bags are available at at Burnaby’s Eco-Centre, 4855 Still Creek Drive. If you need a garbage or yard waste container, contact Burnaby Engineering at 604-294-7460 or engineering@burnaby.ca

Need Help?

Recycling, Garbage & Green Bin
Staffed Information Line:
604-294-7972
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
24-Hour Touch-tone Information Line: 604-294-7089
Email: solidwasteandrecycling@burnaby.ca
BC Recycling Hotline: 604-RECYCLE (732-9253)
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