Recycling & Garbage

More types of plastic are now being accepted for recycling in BC. You can now put these items in your blue bin:

  • plastic utensils and straws
  • non-durable plastic food containers (e.g. flexible Ziploc or Tupperware containers)
  • plastic clothes hangers
  • dental floss
  • empty tape dispensers

We’re also now accepting the following types at the Burnaby Eco-Centre in our new Flexible Plastics bin:

  • plastic carry-out bags
  • freezer bags
  • plastic wrap 

Check out the complete list of newly-added items in our What goes Where feature below.

Find your schedule, order a new cart or report a problem

The City provides garbage collection services to residential—houses, duplexes, apartments, condos and townhomes—and commercial facilities—businesses, schools, religious buildings. We collect garbage, recycling, yard trimmings and food scraps.

Additional information

Order a new cart

You can pick up blue and grey boxes or yellow bags at the Eco-Centre. If you need garbage or green bin, please fill the receptacle request form and email it to [email protected].

Illegal dumping

Illegal dumping and littering looks ugly, is expensive to clean up and poses health and environmental risks. Illegal dumping is any waste—large appliances, couches, trash and other banned/illegal products—intentionally dumped on public or private property.

To report illegal dumping, call the Solid Waste and Recycling Division at 604-294-7972 or download the collection app to report a problem. 

Have questions?

Solid Waste and Recycling Division
24-hour information
BC recycling hotline

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