Engineering operates and maintains our city infrastructure–from public works to solid waste and recycling

Explore Burnaby's Engineering Department and learn about the critical services it provides.

Who we are

Engineering is responsible for operating and maintaining city infrastructure and for developing and implementing our environmental and transportation programs.

Our services include building and maintaining roads, sidewalks, traffic lights and street lights—as well as providing our drinking water, installing and connecting fire hydrants, and running effective and reliable sewage and solid waste collection systems.

What we do

The Engineering Department consists of the following divisions: 

Transportation Services manages transportation planning and our City’s road systems, ensuring that street lighting, traffic and parking signs, road markings and pedestrian crossings are properly installed or placed and safe for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. 

The solid waste and recycling division provides garbage, recycling, yard trimmings and food scraps collection services to approximately 35,000 single and two-family households, and 35,000 multi-family units. The division also provides garbage and recycling collection services to approximately 480 businesses and schools.

The public works division maintains our city’s road surfaces, green fleet and equipment and operates storm drainage, water and sewer utilities. This division also provides safety, vehicle repair, maintenance, electrical and welding services to other City departments.

The infrastructure and development division handles infrastructure planning, inspection, capital program identification, geographic information systems and engineering servicing requirements for new developments.

This division supports the department's financial and general business needs, manages and assists with projects, and provides analysis and recommendations regarding resources or financial impact.

Engineering projects is responsible for the design and construction of new and replacement infrastructure that meets the needs of our growing city.

This division conducts legal and engineering surveys required by the City. It's also responsible for confirming the status of land titles and maintaining the survey section for the City's maps and open data–digital information that's freely available to be used and distributed by anyone.

Check out our most requested services

Contact Us

Division Phone Email
Engineering Dispatch (emergency & after-hours) 604-294-7200 Please give us a call.
Encroachments Please send an email. [email protected]
Forestry / Treeline 604-297-4500 [email protected]
Parking Bylaw Enforcement 604-294-7944 [email protected]
Parking Services 604-294-7944 [email protected]
Solid Waste & Recycling 604-294-7972 [email protected]
Transportation 604-294-7944 [email protected]
Active Patio Program Please send an email. [email protected]
Neighborhood Improvement Program Please send an email. [email protected]
Engineering - General Inquiries 604-294-7460 [email protected]

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