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Garbage & Recycling

Garbage and Recycling Update

  • Zone 3: An additional Garbage collection in Zone 3A will be scheduled on Wednesday January 22 to make up for the cancelled collection which occurred last week due to weather conditions. Garbage in Zone 3B will also be collected on Wednesday January 22 as would normally be scheduled.

Christmas Tree Recycling Options 

  • Curbside collection - tree pick up January 6-31
  • Multi-Family buildings (with City of Burnaby collection service) - place trees in one accessible location on January 6 for pick up January 6-31 
  • Drop off at the Eco-Centre 

View more details and tips to prepare your tree for recycling. 

The City provides residential collection of garbage, recycling, yard trimmings and food scraps to approximately 35,000 single and two-family households, and 35,000 multi-family units. The City also provides a collection service for garbage and recyclables to approximately 480 businesses and schools.

Find Your Schedule

Enter your address below to view your collection schedule, create a personalized calendar, set reminders and notification preferences, report a problem, and find out where to recycle items.

There are many ways residents can reduce waste and help the City of Burnaby move closer to achieving our regional goal of 70% waste diversion. Learn more about some of the programs the City has to offer to help keep stuff out of the garbage.

Green Bin Program

Green Bin Program

About 50% of residential garbage is food. Recycle food scraps in your Green Bin to separate them from regular garbage.
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Expanded Recycling

Expanded Recycling

The City has expanded the list of materials we accept for collection. Help reduce waste by placing these new items out for collection.
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Take Back for Recycling

Take it Back for Recycling

There are some items that the City does not collect, but can be dropped off for recycling for free.
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Large Item Collection Program

Large Item & Appliance Pick-up

Help curb illegal dumping in our lanes and streets. Call us to pick up your old couch, mattress, appliance or other furniture. 
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Grey Box, Yellow Bag, Blue Box

Need a Blue Box, Grey Box or Yellow Bag?

Replacement blue and grey boxes and yellow bags are available at at Burnaby’s Eco-Centre, 4855 Still Creek Drive. If you need a garbage or yard waste container, contact Burnaby Engineering at 604-294-7460 or engineering@burnaby.ca

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
Email: solidwasteandrecycling@burnaby.ca
BC Recycling Hotline: 604-RECYCLE (732-9253)
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