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 These items can go in your green waste cart
 Fruits & vegetables   All spoiled food 
 Meat, fish, bones                     Grass clippings
 Dairy or eggshells Branches up to 4” round
 Coffee grounds & filters           Leaves, weeds, clippings
 Tea bags & leaves House plants
 Oil, butter, sauce, dressing      Pizza boxes, with food
 All food-soiled papers like paper towels and napkins

 

The volume of green waste is growing, while the need for garbage collection is diminishing. Garbage is collected every other week in Port Moody and green waste is collected weekly. Townhomes receiving curbside garbage service through the City now have green waste collection to their homes.

Braille Decals Now Available!

braille tag

The City of Port Moody is excited to provide Braille decals to assist sight-challenged residents with recycling, organics diversion, and garbage separation.

Each decal is labelled as follows:

G: garbage
R: recycling
O: organics (green waste)

Residents can call the Operations Call Centre at 604.469.4574 to make a request and staff will attend and affix the decals for the resident at no charge.

Green Waste FAQ

Where does the organic material go for composting?
How do I start?
How do I store food waste?
How do I keep my cart clean?
How do I keep bears away?
How do I request additional carts?
Where can I take large quantities of yard waste?

Fast facts
Composting
Garburators waste water and energy - compost instead!

Where does the organic material go for composting? 

Materials collected at the curbside are disposed of at Fraser Richmond Soil & Fibre.

How do I start? 

If you’re a Port Moody resident who receives green waste collection service from the City, start using the curbside organics program immediately. It's as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Keep a container, preferably one with a lid under your sink or other convenient place in your kitchen. Examples of containers include large margarine, ice cream or potato salad tubs, or five gallon buckets.
  2. Put kitchen waste into the container instead of into your trash. Make it even easier by first wrapping scraps in newspaper or putting them in a recyclable paper bag - grocery, potato, flour or sugar bags.
  3. Empty the container into your green waste cart.

How do I store food waste?

  • Put kitchen waste in a paper bag. When the bag is full, you can put it directly into your green waste cart.
  • No plastic bags (not even compostable or biodegradable plastic-type bags) should go in your green waste cart as these bags don’t break down completely and will ruin the compost instead.
  • Use a container with a lid to store kitchen waste. Your container can be metal, plastic or ceramic. Empty the contents into your green waste cart, rinse and reuse the container.
  • Put kitchen waste in a container or wrap them in paper and store in your refrigerator or freezer until your collection day.

How do I keep my cart clean?

  • Line the cart with a large paper kraft bag (available at local hardware stores). These are traditionally used for yard waste collection.
  • Wrap food scraps in newspaper or used paper towels.
  • Place food scraps in a recyclable paper bag before adding them to your container (if your cart isn’t lined with a large kraft bag).
  • Rinse your green waste cart periodically with a mild detergent or water & vinegar solution.

How do I keep bears away?

  • Keep your green waste cart in a secure location until your collection day.
  • Do not unclip your bear locks or put your cart at the curb before 5:30 am on your collection day.

How do I request additional carts? 

Fill out the online application form. Charges will apply to the following collection year. 

Where can I take large quantities of yard waste?

Take large quantities of yard waste to the Wastech Transfer Station, 1200 United Blvd, Coquitlam, 604.521.1715.

Fast facts

  • Green waste is collected weekly the whole year round. See our Waste Collection Schedule for details.
  • On your collection day, set your carts at the curb by 7:30am. The lid on your cart needs to shut completely.
  • Remember that no plastic bags should go into your green waste carts
  • Paper shopping bags and newsprint work well to wrap and put food scraps in.
  • Lining your carts with kraft paper bags (large yard waste bags) also helps keep your cart clean.
  • Unclip your bear locks before setting your cart out
  • Christmas trees are not recycled by the City. Check local papers for Christmas tree recycling and chipping opportunities.

Composting

Composting reducing the material to humus, a nutrient-rich soil that can be added to lawns, gardens and planters. Read more about composting, or buy a composter at the Works Yard for $35. 

Garburators waste water and energy - compost instead!

The City of Port Moody, along with Metro Vancouver, encourages residents to resist the convenience of garburators. Composting uses far less water and energy then a garburator. Read more about getting rid of your garburator.

 

 

 

kitchen and yard waste cart

Quick links - gold
  • Request an additional green waste cart
  • 2015 Waste Collection Schedule
  • 2014 Waste Collection Schedule 
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    Last updated: 10/12/2014 8:20:07 AM