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Single Family Recycling 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.

Burnaby, Let's Recycle More!

The City of Burnaby provides weekly curbside collection of recyclables from single and two-family homes. Follow this guide to ensure you sort your recyclables correctly for collection, or download a copy of the Curbside Recycling Sorting Guide or download a copy of our acceptable materials list.

Sort Your Recyclables!

Three ways to sort, just different materials.

Mixed Paper

Mixed Containers

Glass Jars & Bottles

Recycling Reminders:

Recycling Reminders

Set Out Your Recycling

Please ensure you set your recycling out correctly:

  • Place your Yellow Bag between your Grey Box and Blue Box, do not lay it across the top of them.
  • Give us space. Please allow 1 metre (3ft) between your recycling containers and your Green Bin and Garbage Container.
  • Do not stack your recycling containers.  

Curbside Recycling Set Out

FAQs

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Need Help?

Recycling, Garbage & Green Bin
Staffed Information Line:
604-294-7972
Monday-Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
24-Hour Touch-tone Information Line: 604-294-7089
Email: engineering@burnaby.ca
BC Recycling Hotline: 604-RECYCLE (732-9253)
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