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Glass Bin with JarsThe City of Port Moody began picking up non-refundable glass at the curb on a monthly basis in April of 2015.

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Why are we separating glass from other recycling? Glass can be tricky to collect. It often gets broken into pieces that contaminate other recyclables or are too small to process at the depot. Read more about glass recycling.

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Glass recycling bins were delivered in March 2015.

Every single-family house has been issued a glass recycling bin. Please call 604.469.4574 or email recycle@portmoody.ca to report a lost or damaged container.  

Using your glass collection bin

Rinse your glass jars of any food and put the lids into your blue recycling cart. Place your bin out on the designated collection day. 

 

Using Your Glass Bin

Your glass collection schedule

2017 solid waste scheduleThe City of Port Moody picks up glass once a month. You only need to put out your bin when it’s full.

Download the 2017 waste collection schedule here.

You can also sign up for a reminder with our solid waste app.

 

The best way to place your carts and bin

Please place your bin so it’s the first thing our driver sees when approaching your house.

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Frequently asked questions

What’s the cost per household for glass recycling?
You’ll see the charge for glass collection on your annual utility bill. If your waste collection is collected at the curb, there is an $11 glass collection fee. If you live in a multi-family unit, your glass collection fee is $7.

How large is the new bin for glass?

- Single-family homes get one 53L bin that is 19.75” long x 15.75” wide x 13.5” tall
- Multi-family homes get a 240L large cart for their centralized garbage room

Can I get an extra bin for glass? 
Residents are assigned one bin per household.

Why shouldn’t refundable glass containers go in my glass bin?
Refundable beverage containers are part of the Return-It system and should go back to the depot. When we buy containers in refundable packaging deposits are charged. They are returned in full when you bring back the empty container for recycling. These deposits are set through government legislation. Deposits are money that can go right back into your pocket! Also, remember you can also donate your refund to a charity or to many local fundraisers that collect your containers and return them for you.

What should I do with extra glass?
If you have excess glass you need to get rid of, you can take it to Encorp at 2554 Barnet Highway and 1045A Lougheed Highway.

Should I take my bin with me if I move?  
No. Like your waste collection carts, this glass collection bin is assigned to your property, and belongs to the City of Port Moody. If you move, please leave your bin behind for the next resident or you could be charged for a replacement.

What happens to my glass?
Glass bottles and jars are recycled into new glass containers, fiberglass insulation, paint for reflective signs, sand blast media and construction aggregate

Did you know?

Deposits are applied to many beverage container such as:

  • Wine, Beer and Liquor bottles
  • Pop and juice bottles
  • Aluminum cans
  • Juice cartons, boxes, pouches
  • Wine bag-in-a-box containers

The Return-It program makes a big impact on the environment by diverting about a billion of containers from the landfill every year. When you return your deposit containers, you are helping to provide recyclable material that saves up to 95% of the energy it takes to make new or raw material.

Find out more about deposits, fees and container types at www.return-it.ca/beverage/products/


Last updated: 01/02/2017 12:25:11 PM