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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.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols:

  • For the safety of our collection team, please dispose of all used tissues, hygiene products, 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.

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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.
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Eco-Centre Sorting Stations

Burnaby Eco-Centre

Drop off large volumes of materials accepted in our recycling program or green waste for composting.
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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.
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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.
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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

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, please fill out the Receptacle Request Form. Email completed forms to

Need Help?

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