Residents who pay Garbage and Green Waste Utility fees receive unlimited yard trimmings collection twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Find out where else to dispose of extra yard waste at other times of the year for free.
Seasonal Unlimited Yard Trimmings Collection
For six weeks every spring and fall, residents who receive curbside collection from the City can put out extra yard trimmings for pick-up on their regular collection day.
Spring 2024: Dates Coming Soon
Set-out Options and Guidelines
Set-out options and guidelines for extra yard trimmings during Seasonal Unlimited Yard Trimmings Collection:
Set out yard trimmings in kraft paper bags
If raining, please cover the bags to keep them dry
Accepted materials include grass clippings, leaves, plants and plant cuttings, tree and hedge pruning’s, tree branches (max. diameter of 30 cm and length of 120 cm), and food waste*.
*food waste must be separated from yard trimmings for drop-off (food waste and yard trimming materials are processed separately)
Residential material only – use personal vehicle. This program is for yard trimmings and food waste from residential properties within the City of Coquitlam only. Material from businesses or commercial operations (e.g. landscaping, yard maintenance, debris removal, etc.), which will be determined by vehicle type, will not be accepted.
Proof of residency required. Residents must show a valid driver’s license or current utility, property tax, electrical or gas bill for proof of Coquitlam residency.
Separate material. Yard trimmings and food waste must be separated for drop-off. Mixed material loads (e.g. loads with garbage, free recycling, etc.) will have to be dropped off separately.
Volume/weight limits. The following limits apply:
100 L of food waste per vehicle per day;
1,000 kg of green waste per vehicle per day;
2,000 kg of green waste per vehicle per calendar year.
For questions about this program, contact City of Coquitlam by email or call 604-927-3500.