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Eco-Centre Remains Open

Burnaby’s Eco-Centre is still open daily 8am-4pm. Cash is currently not being accepted for payments (only interact or credit card). For the safety of everyone, please keep 2 metres between yourself and others when dropping off your items.

Temporarily Not Accepting White Foam Packaging

The Eco-Centre is temporarily suspending collection of white foam packaging (e.g. white foam cups and white foam food containers) as the vendor who processes the foam packaging has suspended operations due to COVID-19. Coloured foam packaging is still being accepted at this time. Please store your foam packaging at home until we resume collection.

Eco-Centre Improvements

The Eco-Centre will be undergoing construction to improve pedestrian and vehicle flow. Construction will take place for approximately four weeks starting on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The Eco-Centre will remain open during regular business hours and will function as per usual throughout this time. Construction disruptions and service delays will be minimized.

If you have any questions, please email or call 604-294-7460. 

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 and New Years Day)
Monday to Sunday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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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

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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