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New! Eco-Centre Weekend Hours beginning April 27

The City’s Eco-Centre is extending its weekend closing time by two hours starting April 27, providing residents with additional opportunities to drop-off recyclables and green waste over the summer months. From April 27 to November 3, 2019, the Eco-Centre’s hours will be: 

  • Saturday and Sunday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (extended hours)
  • Monday to Friday and Statutory Holidays - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (regular hours)

New! Other Flexible Plastic Packaging Recycling

You can now drop off Other Flexible Plastic Packaging at the City's Eco-Centre. Other Flexible Plastic Packaging is one of the fastest growing packaging types on the market, and essentially includes types of plastic film and flexible plastics that often include multiple layers of different types of plastic.

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, green waste for composting and some toxic materials that may be harmful to our environment.

Location & Hours

4855 Still Creek Drive (west of Douglas Road)   Map »
Open 7 days per week (except Christmas Day)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

Recycling Drop Off


Learn more about the Household Hazardous Waste we accept and how to prepare it for drop off:   

Green Waste Drop Off

Eco-Centre Green Waste Drop Off

Green Waste Reminders:

  • Drop off charges apply. Residents can drop off up to 100 kg of green waste for free per day (proof of residency required). Please have your ID ready.
  • No commercial drop off between 9:00-10:30 AM and 3:00-4:00 PM (Monday-Friday).
  • 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 Eco-Centre.


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

Rain Barrels

With lawn watering restrictions in effect from May 1 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).

composter rain barrel