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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Town Centre Recycling Depot Reopens

COQUITLAM, B.C., June 18, 2020 – Coquitlam residents can once again bring their household recyclables to the Town Centre Recycling Depot, which has reopened with safety measures in place to protect residents and staff.

Located on Trevor Wingrove Way just west of Pipeline Road, the depot returned to its regular hours today – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday, except for holidays – after closing in March as part of the public health closure of City facilities.

Depot Implements New Safety Procedures

Based on the new safety protocols, a maximum of four household groups will be permitted inside at one time.

Patrons do not have to wear gloves or masks, but must physically distance and follow the new directional arrows in place to direct foot traffic.

Sanitized pushcarts, similar to those at bottle depots, will be available for use. Staff are on site as usual to assist patrons and to ensure the measures are being followed.

Household Recycling Only Accepted

Patrons may drop off household recycling such as:

  • Cardboard
  • Paper (including newspaper and softcover/hardcover books)
  • Containers (including plastic, metal and glass, and non-refundable cartons)
  • White Styrofoam (including packing and food-related containers)
  • Household batteries
  • Plastic bags
  • Reading books (for donation)

Materials may only be dropped off during regular depot hours. The site is monitored by cameras, and those who drop off items outside the gates after hours may be fined.

Residents can also drop off recyclables for free at these other locations:

  • Coquitlam Return-It Depot, 2560 Barnet Hwy.
  • Lougheed Return-It Depot, 1045A Lougheed Hwy.
  • Coquitlam Transfer Station, 1200 United Blvd.

More details are posted at www.coquitlam.ca/recycling.

Other Waste Services Available

A variety of services are available online to help residents manage their waste. Go to www.coquitlam.ca/recollect to:

  • Download personalized collection schedules or add them to iCal, Outlook or Google calendars;
  • Set up text, email or Twitter alerts for your collection day;
  • Use the online Waste Wizard to separate and dispose of waste properly;
  • Report illegal dumping; and
  • Download the free Coquitlam Curbside Collection app to perform all of these functions on Android and Apple devices (you can also search “Coquitlam Curbside Collection” in your app store).

These popular programs have also resumed:

  • Set out unlimited extra yard trimmings on your usual organics pickup day until June 25. Details at www.coquitlam.ca/yardtrimmings.
  • Get free curbside pick-up of four large items per year, including furniture, mattresses and appliances. Details at www.coquitlam.ca/lipu.  

Supporting Our Community During the Pandemic

The City of Coquitlam is here to help, with these resources:

  • Visit www.coquitlam.ca/csrp to learn about the City’s Community Support and Recovery Plan, which is providing immediate and long-term support for the non-profit sector, businesses and residents;
  • Visit www.coquitlam.ca/spirit for a free library of activities for all ages, including fitness, arts and culture, outdoor activities and ways to connect with your community; and
  • Visit www.coquitlam.ca/covid19 for updates on City services and initiatives and COVID-19 health resources.

Coquitlam residents and businesses are also encouraged to follow the City of Coquitlam on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and download the CoquitlamConnect mobile app for up-to-date City information.

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