August 18: Planned Outage of Websites and Online Services for Maintenance

Posted August 17, 2018

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Automated Garbage & Yard Trimmings Collection

The City of Burnaby provides a fully automated garbage and yard waste collection service to approximately 35,000 single and two-family properties.

Residents use specially designated wheeled containers -- black for garbage, green for yard trimmings / food scraps -- to set out their material each week for collection.

For more information about containers size, costs and other frequently asked questions, download our Frequently Asked Questions

Automated Garbage Collection How To In:


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On collection day

Set it. Point it. Bring it Back in.

It is important to set out your garbage, yard trimming/food scraps and recycling containers out correctly for collection. Place your containers so that there is approximately 1m (3ft) of space on all sides, and 3m (10ft) clearance above.

  1. Set it out by 7:00 AM in the lane or street you use on collection day
  2. Point it -- Place containers so the arrows on the lid point towards the centre of the lane or street (handles will face your property)
  3. Space it -- Place your containers so there is approximately one metre (three feet) of space on all sides and at least three metres (ten feet) of clearance above
  4. Bring it back in -- After your garbage and yard waste containers have been emtied, remember to remove them from the lane or street and roll them back to your property
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