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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.

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Burnaby, Let’s Recycle More!

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 your scraps!

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Recycling Set Out

Expanded Recycling

The City has expanded the list of materials we accept for collection. Help reduce waste by placing these new items out for collection.

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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.

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Large Item Collection Program

Help curb illegal dumping in our lanes and streets. Learn about the City's Large Item Collection Program, it's FREE!

Large Item Pick Up

Need a Blue Box, Grey Box or Yellow Bag?

Replacement blue and grey boxes and yellow bags are available at Burnaby City Hall, 4th Floor Engineering, or 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 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
24-Hour Touch-tone Information Line: 604-294-7089
Email: engineering@burnaby.ca
BC Recycling Hotline: 604-RECYCLE (732-9253)
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