Garbage collection

The City of Port Moody collects garbage every other week. See our 2020 Waste Collection Schedule.  On your collection day, place your carts at the curb between 5:30 and 7:30am. The lid on your cart needs to shut completely and make sure to unclip your bear locks.

Contact us by email or call 604-469-4574 if you have questions about your carts or collection.  

Items that can go in your garbage cart

  • Broken dishes

  • Worn and unusable clothing & footwear

  • Foil-lined cardboard take-out container lids

  • Scrap metal items (eg: pots, spatulas)

  • Pet waste and cat litter

  • Diapers and sanitary waste

  • Straws and plastic cutlery

  • Foil lined bags

  • Furnace air filters

  • Hoses

  • Blister packs (eg: chewing gum, pills)

  • Tooth brushes and tooth paste tubes

Upsizing your cart

Home owners can upsize their garbage cart from the 120L standard issue to a 240L cart. A one-time $50 administration fee is charged for upsizing your cart and a pro-rated disposal charge is also applied for the number of months the larger cart is in service. The additional charges will added directly to your utility bill.

Upsize a Cart

Downsizing your cart

Home owners can also downsize their garbage cart from the 240L size to a 120L cart at any time. Requests are received year-round and there are no administrative charges to downsize your cart.

Downsize a Cart

Lost or damaged cart

Please send us an email or call 604-469-4574 to report a lost or damaged garbage cart.

 Braille decals

Contact us if you'd like to request braille decals for your green waste, recycling, and garbage carts. We'll put them on your carts at no charge. 

Each decal is labelled as:

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

Large quantities of garbage

You can bring large quantities of garbage to the Coquitlam Transfer Station.

Large item collection

Large Item Collection- Remove or dispose of large items with our pay-per use system:

  • Contact Waste Connections of Canada Inc. at 604.525.2072.
  • Identify yourself as a Port Moody resident and request a large item pick up.
  • Put your item(s) out on the scheduled pickup date as directed.
  • Pay Waste Connections of Canada Inc. at time of booking.

 Cart Cleaning Tips:

Keep your carts clean by washing/rinsing your carts periodically with mild soap or a vinegar-water solution.  Pour soapy water onto grass or gravel.  Do not pour soapy water down outside drains.