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Commercial Collection

The City of Burnaby's garbage and recycling collection program extends beyond residential services; our crews provide collection for garbage and recycling to over 500 commercial, institutional and civic facilities. Commercial and industrial operations within the Lower Mainland account for one third of all solid waste generated and one third of recycled materials.

Help Burnaby recycle more by contacting the Burnaby Sanitation and Recycling Department at 604-294-7972 or You can set up your collection program today.

Business Waste Reduction Resources

Metro Vancouver provides a wide range of resources, including:

  • Tip sheets, recycling signage and other resources for various business sectors (e.g. schools, retail, janitorial services, property managers)
  • Recycling Directories for local recycling depots, haulers, salvaged building suppliers

Contact Metro Vancouver at 604-432-6200.

Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) provides a wide range of services, including:

  • Recycling Hotline that provides information on waste reduction, recycling, disposal and pollution prevention
  • Online Materials Exchange Program for residents and businesses. Visit

For more information, contact the BC Recycling Hotline at 604-732-9253 or or visit them online at

  • Provincial Take-Back Programs

    Provincial Take Back ProgramMorePrograms for banned or recyclable materials.
  • Banned/Prohibited Materials

    Banned & prohibited itemsMoreWhich products are banned from the garbage bins? 
  • Burnaby Eco-Centre

    Burnaby Recycling DepotMoreWhen you have a lot of recyclables, bring them in to our Eco-Centre!