Burnaby’s Eco-Centre is a staffed, self-serve public facility where Burnaby residents can take larger volumes of materials accepted in the City's recycling program, waste for composting and some toxic materials that may be harmful to our environment. The City's Eco-Centre is open 7 days per week (except Holidays) from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
Recycling Drop Off
Learn more about the Household Hazardous Waste we accept and how to prepare it for drop off:
- Household Paint, Flammable Liquids, Gasoline & Pesticides
- Used Motor Oil, Filters and Antifreeze
- Household Batteries
Green Waste Drop Off
Green Waste Reminders:
- Drop off charges apply ($67/tonne). Residents can drop off up to 100kg of green waste per day free of charge (proof of residency required). If weight exceeds 100kg, the entire load of green waste is charged at the full tipping rate.
- No commercial drop off between 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM.
- Do not bag or bundle green waste.
- Food scraps are not accepted for drop off.
Used Cooking Oil Recycling
When fats, oils and grease from food preparation and cooking get put down the drain it can plug drain lines and eventually clog the sewer system. Grease build-up in sewers may cause them to overflow, potentially damaging homes, businesses and the environment. Don't pour cooking oil down the drain, collect used cooking oil in a plastic container, and when full, drop it off for recycling at the City's Eco-Centre.
Composters & Rain Barrels
You can reduce waste and conserve drinking water by using a backyard composter and installing a rain barrel for watering gardens. These can be purchased at Burnaby’s Yard Waste Depot.
Yard and garden trimmings, along with fruit and vegetable peelings, can be composted at home in your own backyard. You'll make your own rich soil amendment, which is great for gardening. Composters are available from the Yard Waste Depot for $30 each (includes tax). Download a copy of Here’s the Dirt: Guide to Backyard Composting.
With lawn watering restrictions in effect from May 15 to October 15, give yourself greater watering flexibility and give your plants the gift of warm, un-chlorinated and oxygen-rich water. Purchase a City of Burnaby Rain Barrel today, while quantities last. Each rain barrel holds up to 341 litres of water, and is specially priced at $100.00 (including tax).
Location & Hours
4855 Still Creek Drive (west of Douglas Road)
Open 7 days per week, except Statutory Holidays
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM