Solid Waste App and Garbage Day Locator
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Schedule and Zones
Reminder: Waste collection trucks begin work at 7:30am and work as late as 8pm
Port Moody is divided into four zones which represent Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. During weeks with statutory holidays the schedule is adjusted forward one day (i.e. if Monday is a holiday then the Monday zone is collected on Tuesday; the Tuesday zone is collected on Wednesday, etc.). The schedule reverts to the regular pattern the following week.
The City of Port Moody publishes an annual calendar which is distributed to every home and business in the city in early December. This calendar also includes the waste collection schedule and other garbage and recycling information.
Know your bear essentials
Spring weather means that bears have begun to move through the city looking for food. To minimize their access to your food scraps, we’ve started picking up green carts first on your collection day
To avoid encounters with bears, make sure you manage your carts correctly. Bylaw #2816 states that residents should put carts out between 5:30am and 7:30am, and bring them in before nightfall. Keep your lids securely closed and locked, until the morning of your collection. Finally, remember to store your carts in your garage, shed or carport – not in your front yard.
Collection during snow and ice conditions
During snowy and/or icy road conditions, the City may find it necessary to delay garbage, recycling and or green waste collection.
If this happens, and your regular collection day is missed, collection will occur on the following day if weather conditions permit. In some circumstances, collection may be delayed more than one day if extreme conditions persist. If necessary, collection will continue into the weekend.
Slippery roads, especially on sloped and more challenging streets, are unsafe for large collection vehicles and workers. Our first priority will be to clear/plow roads to make collection possible. Please do not bring in your carts unless there is a special notice posted on the home page of the web site advising you to do so. If this occurs, an alternate schedule will be posted to advise when your collection will be completed.
Cart placement during snow conditions
It is the resident’s responsibility to clear appropriate space at the curb/roadway in front of their property for placement of carts. If you are unsure where to place your carts in severe weather conditions on your street, please contact Operations at 604.469.4574 for advice.