Garbage collection

The City of Port Moody collects garbage every other week. See our 2019 Waste Collection Schedule for details. Our 2020 Waste Collection Schedule is here.  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

You can request a large item pickup by contacting Emterra Environmental Ltd. at 604-635-0999 and letting them know that you're a Port Moody resident.

Make sure to:

  • Put your item(s) out on the scheduled pickup date before 7am; and
  • Pay Emterra Environmental when you book your pickup.

Cost per item:

  • appliances, including stoves, washing machines & dishwashers (no items containing CFC's) $50 each
  • BBQ grills (propane tanks must be removed) $35 each
  • furniture (no items with glass mirrors or doors) $75 each
  • mattresses and box springs (must be dry and relatively clean) $40 each
  • push mowers (oil and gas must be removed) $35 each
  • toilets $35 each
  • TVs, desktop computers, terminals and monitors, desktop printers, fax machines, DVD & VCR players $35 (up to three items)