Yard Waste & Trimmings

Seasonal Unlimited Yard Trimmings

Tuesday, April 6 to Thursday, May 13, 2021

During this time, residents receiving solid waste collection from the City can put out extra yard trimmings.

During the Seasonal Unlimited Yard Trimmings period, there are a number of options for setting out additional yard trimmings at the curbside on your collection day:

  • Use kraft paper bags or garbage cans labelled with Yard Trimmings stickers.
  • Bundle and tie branches that are less than 7.5 cm (3 in.) in diameter and no more than 1 m (3 ft.) in length.

Yard Trimmings stickers are available for free of charge. Please call 604-927-3500 for more information. 

  • Use old garbage cans with a Yard Trimmings Waste Can Sticker.
  • Green Carts cannot be placed at the curbside before 5:30 a.m. during this event on collection day, even if they do not contain food scraps.
  • Bundles and containers must not block sidewalks, laneways or streets and can weigh no more than 20 kg (44 lbs) each. Sod, rocks, soil and plastic bags are not accepted.

Note: A separate truck collects the excess yard trimmings and may arrive later than the regular Green Cart collector.

Weed Out Invasive Plants

Invasive plants can harm people, animals and ecosystems. 

  • Learn how to identify Coquitlam's common invasive plants and do not buy or plant invasive species. Remember to use your Green Cart to dispose of green waste, NOT public green spaces.

Learn more at coquitlam.ca/badseed or call 604-927-6300

Coquitlam Recycling and Waste Centre

Yard trimmings can be dropped off at the Coquitlam Recycling and Waste Centre all year round. Free for Coquitlam residents (proof of residency required.)

Location of Coquitlam Transfer Station on a Map