The City of Port Moody collects recycling every other week. Mix all your recyclables together in your recycling cart - you don't need to sort items or use bags. Make sure all your recyclables are rinsed of food. Learn what you can recycle and what happens to your recycling once it’s collected from Recycle BC.

View the 2024 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. 

No plastic bags icon   No plastic bags, film or overwrap should go in your recycling cart. Instead, take these back to a depot. 

Items that can go in your recycling cart

  • Aerosol cans and caps
  • Aluminum beverage cans
  • Aluminum foil wrap, including aluminum take-out and baking containers (rinsed of food)
  • Boxboard boxes (e.g. cereal boxes)
  • Cardboard
  • Frozen dessert boxes (e.g. ice cream)
  • Hot and cold beverage cups and lids
  • Household paper, paper gift wrap, greeting cards
  • K-Cups (no grounds - put those in green waste)
  • Metal cans and lids
  • Microwavable bowls and cups
  • Milk and juice cartons and jugs
  • Moulded boxboard (e.g. egg cartons, beverage trays)
  • Newspapers, flyers, catalogues, magazines, telephone books
  • Paper bags with single & multiple paper layers (eg: pet food bags with no foil or plastic lining)
  • Paper coffee cups and lids (no liquids, please empty)
  • Plastic bottles, tubs, jugs and jars with caps and lids
  • Plastic clamshells (e.g. for baked goods)
  • Plastic cold drink cups and lids
  • Plastic disposal clothes hangers (no wire hangers)
  • Plastic floss dispensers
  • Plastic garden plant pots and seedling trays
  • Plastic pails, less than 25L (eg: laundry detergent, ice cream)
  • Plastic straws
  • Plastic tape dispensers
  • Plastic Tupperware-like food containers and lids
  • Plastic utensils and stir sticks (disposable forks, spoons, knives)
  • Shredded paper (place shredded paper into a paper bag or box)
  • Spiral wound paper cans and lids (e.g. frozen juice)
  • Tetra Pak boxes and cartons (e.g. soups, sauces)

Large Amounts of Recycling

The United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre includes a full-service recycling depot where visitors can drop off materials for free, including batteries, electronics, cardboard, metal, expanded polystyrene, plastic containers and bags, light fixtures, cooking oil, books, textiles and more. 

Lost or damaged cart

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

Request an extra recycling cart

If you need an extra recycling cart, email us or call 604-469-4574. 

Braille decals

Contact us if you'd 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)

Electronics recycling

Drop off end-of-life electronics at designated collection sites without charge. Collected electronics are then recycled responsibly. 

Accepted items include:

  • Desktop computers
  • Computer monitors
  • Notebook computers
  • Desktop printers and fax machines
  • Televisions

Small appliance recycling

Small appliances such as fans, blenders, hairdryers, vacuums and microwaves, and power tools such as drills, glue guns, and power saws must be kept out of the garbage so they can be properly recycled. Find out what is accepted and where to take it at Accepted Products - ElectroRecycle

Recycling for businesses

We offer bi-weekly recycling services to local business.

We set you up with as many carts as you need and take away your recyclable items:

  • empty plastic bottles;
  • cardboard boxes; and
  • used office paper.

View the 2024 Bi-weekly Business Recycling Schedule

Apply today

Please send us a completed Recycling for Businesses Application to apply, or call 604-469-4574 for more information. We have a low annual fee, and reducing your garbage reduces your costs. Mix all your recyclables together and we'll take care of the sorting.