Coquitlam Transfer Station

  1200 United Blvd Coquitlam, BC

HOURS

Weekdays: 5:30am - 6pm (Recycling drop-off opens at 8am); Sat: 8am to 5pm; Sun and Stat holidays: 9am to 5pm

Website

604-681-5600
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Accepts a variety of materials for recycling and proper disposal. All asbestos-containing materials must have a lab report. Please see details below and/or call to confirm your needs will be met.

Materials/Services

Other materials accepted or services offered at this location:
  • Appliances - Large (MARR Consumer Products), Drop Off

    Full-Size Refrigerators & Wine Coolers/Beverage Centres, Compact Refrigerators & Wine Coolers/Beverage Centres, Freezers, Room Air Conditioners, Portable Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers, Clothes Washers, Clothes Dryers / Steam Cleaners, Ranges, Range Hoods and Downdrafts, Built-In Ovens, Built-In and Over the Range Microwave Ovens, Surface Cooking Units, Dishwashers, Food Waste Disposers, Trash Compactors, Electric Beverage Dispensers
  • Batteries - Rechargeable (Batteries, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., Hazardous Materials), Drop Off

    Accepted Rechargeble Battery Chemistries: •Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd) •Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) •Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb) •Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) •Nickel Zinc (Ni-ZN) For more information on what is accepted visit the https://www.call2recycle.ca/collection-program-overview/ website or call 604-RECYCLE 604-732-7448
  • Batteries - Single-Use (Batteries, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., Hazardous Materials), Drop Off

    Recycling must be separated and placed in appropriate bins. All dry-cell single-use batteries weighing up to 5 kg such as: Alkaline (AA, AAA, etc.) Lithium Primary. Single-use batteries are commonly found in remote controls, car keyless entry remotes, watches, pacemakers, hearing aids, memory backup fire alarm devices, military electronics, toys, etc. If unsure check out https://www.call2recycle.ca/what-can-i-recycle/ or call 604-RECYCLE (604-732-9253)
  • Bedding (in good condition) (Textiles), Drop Off

    Must be clean and in good condition. Place in clothing/textiles bin.
  • Bedding - Any Condition (clean and dry) (Textiles), Drop Off

    Must be clean dry
  • Beverage Containers (Glass, Recycle BC Depots), Drop Off

    All non-alcoholic beverage containers with a deposit
  • Bicycles (Sports and Exercise Equipment), Drop Off

    Look for places to donate if they are in good or repairable condition. Ask your local bike shop for suggestions. Check with depot if they go in scrap metal or are put aside for reuse and repair.
  • Books (Paper), Drop Off

    Books, magazines and textbooks. Mostly for reuse. Please keep dry before dropping off.
  • Car Batteries (Batteries, Hazardous Materials), Drop Off

    Lead acid car batteries. Keep separate and place in appropriate area. For electric car batteries check with your dealer.
  • Cardboard (Paper, Recycle BC Curbside Collection, Recycle BC Depots, Recycle BC Multi-Family Collection), Drop Off

    Please flatten cardboard boxes. ******** NOT ACCEPTED: Cardboard boxes with wax coating, such as empty boxes, made available for residents to transport their groceries home
  • Cartons and Paper Cups (Encorp Return-It Beverage Gable Top, Recycle BC Curbside Collection, Recycle BC Depots, Recycle BC Multi-Family Collection), Drop Off

    • Cartons and boxes for milk, milk-type beverages, cream, substitute eggs, broth, sauces, etc. • Paper cups for hot and cold beverages • Frozen dessert boxes for ice cream ******** NOT ACCEPTED: juice cartons and boxes (return to depot for deposit refund) • straws • stand-up pouches
  • Cellular Devices and Accessories (Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., Encorp Return-It Electronics), Drop Off

    Cellular phones, including those offering camera, video recording and/or audio functions, smartphones (cell-enabled), cell-enabled PDAs utilizing touch-screen technology and cell-enabled handheld devices. Cellular tablets Tip: check with your cell phone manufacturer to see if they have a buy-back program. For more information visit https://www.call2recycle.ca/ or https://www.return-it.ca/electronics/products/ or call 604-RECYCLE (604-732-9253).
  • Clean Wood (Organics, Wood), Drop Off

    Solid wood, lumber and pallets that are unpainted, unstained, untreated and free of glue. Wood must be separated from other construction materials (drywall, plastics, concrete) prior to recycling. Clean wood pierced with nails, screws or staples is accepted for recycling.
  • Clothing and Accessories (in good condition) (Apparel, Textiles), Drop Off

    Clothing and accessories such as belts, purses, sunglasses, hats, and ties. Must be in good condition. Wash and dry clothing before donating.
  • Clothing in Any Condition (clean and dry) (Apparel, Textiles), Drop Off

    Any clean clothes even if they have stains or holes
  • Cooking Oil (Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG), Organics), Drop Off


  • Electronics (Electronics), Drop Off

    Computers, tvs, video, audio, electric instruments. If you can plug it in or it runs on batteries it is probably accepted. For more information about which electronics can be recycled check the https://www.return-it.ca/electronics/ website or call 604-RECYCLE (604-732-9253)
  • Foam Containers - Must Be Clean (Plastics Code 6: PS (Polystyrene), Recycle BC Depots), Drop Off

    Clean, coloured or white foam containers (e.g. clamshells) and trays for food. ******** NOT ACCEPTED: Liquid-absorbing pads used in trays for meat, poultry, fish, etc. • Shrink wrap for meat, poultry, fish or cheese • Labels, tape, paper and cardboard on foam packaging • Napkins, cutlery • Squishy or flexible foam
  • Food Scraps (Organics), Drop Off

    Recyclables must be separated and dropped off in the appropriate recycling area. No plastic: even if it is labeled biodegrable or compostable.
  • Footwear (in good condition) (Apparel, Textiles), Drop Off

    Must be clean and in good condition. Place in clothing/textiles bin.
  • Gasoline 25 litres or less (BC Pesticides & Flammable Liquids, Hazardous Materials), Drop Off

    Maximum container size is 25 Litres. Gasoline will only be accepted in an approved ULC container. For safety reasons, the gasoline container cannot be returned to the consumer at drop off.
  • Glass Containers (Glass), Drop Off

    Clear or coloured non-deposit glass bottles and jars. Check with your recycling collector for instructions. NOT ACCEPTED -Deposit glass (return to depot for deposit refund) -Drinking glasses or dishes, cookware; whole or broken window glass or mirrors; Ceramic products (Search "household goods" to donate if in good condition or disposed if broken) -Light bulbs and light fixtures (search "light bulbs" or "light fixtures" to recycle)
  • Green waste (grass, leaves, and other green waste) (Organics), Drop Off

    Recyclables must be separated and dropped off in the appropriate recycling area. Includes grass, leaves, and branches (up to 45cm diameter and 2.6m long) NOT ACCEPTED** Sod and soil, and plastic bags (even those labelled "biodegradable" or "compostable") are not accepted as yard trimmings Toxic Plants: Devil’s Club (Oplopanax Horridus), Giant Hogweed (Heracleum Mantegazzianum) and Spurge Laurel (Daphne Laureola); See city website for details on Japanese Beetle green waste handling requirements
  • Gypsum / Drywall (new) (Construction Materials, Hazardous Materials), Drop Off


  • Light Bulbs (Hazardous Materials, LightRecycle BC Accepted Lights), Drop Off

    Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), Fluorescent tubes (straight, curved, U, circular, square, etc.), UV and germicidal bulbs, Incandescent and halogen bulbs, Light emitting diodes (LEDs), Ultra High Performance (UHP) (replacement projector lamps), High-intensity discharge (HIDs)
  • Light Fixtures (Construction Materials, LightRecycle BC Accepted Lighting Fixtures and Products), Drop Off

    Bike lights Book lights Ceiling fixtures Chandeliers Electric candles Flashlights Floor lamps Light strings (e.g. Christmas and garden lights) Night lights Outdoor fixtures Recessed/pot lights Security lights Table and desk lamps Wall fixtures Work lights
  • Linens (in good condition) (Textiles), Drop Off

    Must be clean and in good condition
  • Linens - Any Condition (Clean and Dry) (Textiles), Drop Off

    Must be clean and dry
  • Marine Batteries (Hazardous Materials, Metal), Drop Off

    Batteries found in pleasure boats and small yachts.
  • Mattresses (Furniture), Drop Off

    To recycle your mattress and/or box spring, you can bring it to the transfer station or landfill for a fee or hire a mattress recycling company or junk removal company. Mattresses with bedbugs can be recycled at the transfer station or landfill—depending on the level of contamination—for the mattress recycling fee. To recycle more than the maximum amount of mattresses accepted at the transfer Station or landfill, first contact a private mattress recycling company. If you can't find a company to recycle the mattresses, dispose them at the landfill for a fee.
  • Oil Filters (BC Used Oil Management Association, Hazardous Materials), Drop Off

    Place in sealable bag and bring to depot.
  • Paint - Aerosols (BC PaintReuse), Drop Off

    Accepts all types of aerosol paint: Automotive; Craft; and Industrial All recyclables must be separated and place in designated recycling bin or area.
  • Paint - Household (BC PaintReuse, Hazardous Materials), Drop Off

    Paint must be in its original container, with the labels intact, and tightly sealed Do not mix different types of paint products together. Recycling locations can’t accept paint which has been mixed with other products. For details on which paints are accepted see https://www.productcare.org/products/paint/british-columbia/ or call 604-RECYCLE (604-732-9253)
  • Paper and Paper Packaging (Paper, Recycle BC Curbside Collection, Recycle BC Depots, Recycle BC Multi-Family Collection), Drop Off

    ******** ACCEPTED: Newspapers, inserts, flyers, magazines, catalogues, telephone books, office paper, writing paper, paper envelopes, notepads, paper gift wrap, paper greeting cards, shredded paper, boxboard boxes used for cereal, shoes, and the boxes tissue comes in. Paper towel and toilet paper roles. Moulded boxboard such as egg-cartons, take-out beverage trays, and paper-based plant pots. Kraft paper bags. Multi-layer bags for sugar, flour. ect. REMOVE ANY PLASTIC BAG OR WRAP FIRST. ******** NOT ACCEPTED: Cardboard boxes with wax coating, such as empty boxes, made available for residents to transport their groceries home • Padded envelopes • Foil-lined boxes or bags • Paper bags with multiple layers that include a foil layer • Paper bags with a plastic layer • Paper towels, napkins (include with green waste, if applicable) • Tissues • Hardcover books (drop at nearest donation spot by searching "books") • Ribbons, bows, rubber bands • Musical greeting cards (recycle at nearest electronics collection site by searching "electronics")
  • Pesticides (Hazardous Materials), Drop Off

    Liquid, solid and aerosol pesticides. The maximum container size is 10 litres. The maximum aerosol container size is 680g / 24oz. To be accepted, pesticides must have: -the poison symbol (skull and crossbones) -the Pest Control Product (PCP) number and -the word ‘domestic’ on the label
  • Plastic Bags and Overwrap (Plastic, Plastics Code 4: LDPE (Low-Density Polyethylene), Recycle BC Depots), Drop Off

    ACCEPTED: Bags for groceries or dry cleaning, bread, newspapers and flyers • Bags for produce, dry bulk foods and frozen vegetables • Outer bags and wrap for diapers, feminine hygiene products, paper towels, tissues and soft drink can flats • Bags for water softener salt and garden products • Overwrap on mattresses, furniture and electronic equipment. ******** NOT ACCEPTED: Stand up pouches • Crinkly cellophane wrap for tea, floral arrangements, etc. • Kitchen stretch wrap • Chip or snack bags • Zipper-lock bags • Plastic shipping envelopes or bubble packaging • Packaging labelled biodegradable or compostable • Soft packaging for perishable goods, e.g. bacon, deli meats, cheese slices, etc. • Lumber or construction wrap • Garbage bags (all colours) • Any bag sold as a product • Cereal bags (contain cereal inside the cereal box)
  • Plastic Containers (Plastic, Plastics Code 2: HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene), Recycle BC Curbside Collection, Recycle BC Depots, Recycle BC Multi-Family Collection), Drop Off

    Plastic jars with wide mouths and screw-top lids for peanut butter, jam, nuts, condiments, vitamins and supplements, personal care products, laundry soap, plastic clamshells, plastic trays, plastic yogurt tubs, ridged plastic packaging for toys, batteries etc. ******** NOT ACCEPTED: Separate paper inserts and place in paper and packaging. Packaging labelled biodegradable or compostable (place in garbage) Note: Plastic overwrap/plastic bags, other flexible plastic packaging, and foam plastic must be separated from plastics containers and put in their respective bins
  • Propane Tanks (Hazardous Materials), Drop Off

    Check with depot to see which sizes are accepted. Must be kept separate and placed in the appropriate bin for recycling.
  • Scrap Metal (Metal), Drop Off

    Metal appliances, old stainless steel pots, metal poles, metal bbqs (no charcoal or fuel); outdoor power equipment (electric or no gas left in), other metals (check with depot staff)
  • Smoke Alarms (BC AlarmRecycle, Construction Materials, Hazardous Materials), Drop Off

    Must be kept separate and placed in the appropriate bin.
  • Solvents 10 litres or less (BC Pesticides & Flammable Liquids, Hazardous Materials), Drop Off

    Maximum container size for flammable liquids is 10 Litres. Must display: • the flammable symbol, or • a phrase similar to “keep away from open spark  or flame” on the label
  • Styrofoam - White Packaging Blocks (Plastics Code 6: PS (Polystyrene), Recycle BC Depots), Drop Off

    White block foam such as packaging from appliance, computers and furniture. (The type that is brittle and makes a "beady" mess when you break it) Please keep separate from coloured foam packaging. ******** NOT ACCEPTED: Labels, tape, paper and cardboard on foam packaging • Foam peanuts, packing chips, or noodles • Blue or pink foam board insulation • Squishy or flexible foam • Furniture cushions
  • Thermostats (Hazardous Materials), Drop Off

    Must be kept separate and placed in the appropriate bin.
  • Walk-Behind Electric Outdoor Power Equipment (OPEIC Walk Behind Electric Outdoor Powered Equipment), Drop Off

    Electric lawn mowers, snowthrowers, snowblowers, electric tillers, electric cultivators, walk behind electric sprayers, electric dethatchers, electric edgers, electric trimmers, electric lawn aerators
Address

1200 United Blvd
Coquitlam, BC


Hours

Weekdays: 5:30am - 6pm (Recycling drop-off opens at 8am); Sat: 8am to 5pm; Sun and Stat holidays: 9am to 5pm


Contact

604-681-5600
Website


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