Single Family Garbage Guidelines
New! Every Other Week Garbage Collection
Starting April 2017, the City will be moving to Every Other Week Garbage Collection for residential properties that receive City curbside garbage collection. Learn more.
The City of Burnaby provides biweekly collection of garbage from single and two-family homes. Garbage is collected using an automated collection system that utilizes specially designated wheeled containers.
- Only one (1) wheeled garbage container is allowed per property for collection each week.
- Garbage is collected biweekly (every other week), while recycling and green bins are collected weekly.
- Between collection days, remove garbage container from lane or street and store in a secure location.
- All garbage must be bagged and fit into the garbage container with the lid closed.
- Must leave at least 1 metre (3 feet) between Garbage Container, Green Bin and Recycling. Learn more »
- There are four sizes to choose from 120L, 180L, 240L or 360L.
- Garbage Disposal Fees apply based on size of Garbage container. Learn more »
Certain items are banned from the garbage in Burnaby. They are either recyclable or hazardous. Banned materials can be recycled or disposed of properly through the City's curbside or multi-family recycling program, at the City's Eco-Centre, a Regional Disposal Facility or through a Provincial Take-Back Program.
Need a different size Garbage Container?
For extra garbage that does not fit in your regular garbage bin, or if you have materials we don't accept, such as building or renovation materials, please take these items to a Regional Disposal Facility.
North Shore Transfer Station
30 Riverside Drive West (South of Dollarton Hwy)
October 1 to March 31
April 1 to September 30
Sun and Statutory Holidays: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Closed December 25 and January 1
Coquitlam Transfer Station
1200 United Blvd (South of Hwy #1)
M-F: 5:30 AM to 6:00 PM
|Recycling, Garbage & Green Bin
Staffed Information Line:
Monday-Friday 7:00 AM - 4:45 PM
|24-Hour Touch-tone Information Line:||604-294-7089|
|BC Recycling Hotline:||604-RECYCLE (732-9253)|