Waste Reduction

Love Food Hate Waste

Over half of the food waste that is disposed of in Metro Vancouver households could have been consumed. Follow the tips from Metro Vancouver’s Love Food - Hate Waste campaign to save big on your household grocery bill!

Guide to Donating Locally

For a list of charitable organizations in the community that will accept donations of clothing, furniture and/or household items in good working condition either at a drop off center or by scheduled pick up, view our Guide to Donating Locally (PDF).

Backyard Composters

Turn your yard trimmings and food scraps into rich soil for your garden. Backyard composters are available for Coquitlam residents only at a discounted price of $28 (including tax). To purchase a composter, please contact 604-927-3500 for more information.

Learn more about backyard composting (PDF) and composting with worms (PDF).

Recycling & Waste Reduction Presentations

City staff provide hands-on educational workshops on waste reduction and recycling for school groups, as well as community groups. For more information or to book a presentation, please call 604-927-3500 or email the Waste Reduction team.