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Multi-Family Collection

The City of Burnaby provides weekly collection for garbage, recycling and yard trimmings/food scraps for some apartments, condos and townhomes. Garbage is collected using roll-off metal containers, while yard trimmings/food scraps and recycling is collected in colour-coded wheeled containers.

New! Recycling Guide for Multi-Family Buildings

Apartment, Condo and Townhouse residents can now reference the new Recycling Guide for information on how to sort your household’s green waste, recycling and garbage. Learn about how to wrap your food scraps, what materials go in each bin and where to take items, such as electronics, that can’t be recycled in your building. Burnaby, let’s recycle more! 

Translated Versions:

Multi-family buildings do not follow the same collection schedule as single-family residences. If your building is serviced by the City and you would like to find out your collection schedule, please call 604-294-7972 or email

Help ensure that garbage, yard trimmings/food scraps and recyclables are sorted correctly for collection:

Interested in receiving City Service?

If you apartment, condo or townhome complex is interested in receiving City Garbage, Green Bin (food scraps / yard trimmings) and Recycling collection, contact the Recycling Line at 604-294-7972 or email

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