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City of Pitt Meadows
12007 Harris Road
Pitt Meadows, B.C., V3Y 2B5

Telephone: 604-465-5454
Fax: 604-465-2404
Email: info@pittmeadows.ca

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Garbage, Recycling, Food and Yard Waste Services



Changes to Recycling Services in Pitt Meadows
MMBC (Multi Materials British Columbia) is a non-profit organization tasked by the provincial government to work with manufacturers to hold manufacturers responsible for ensuring their product packaging avoids the landfill as much as possible. MMBC is taking over recycling curbside collection in some communities, or like in Pitt Meadows, is working with curbside collectors to administer recycling curbside collection programs. Waste Management will still continue to provide curbside collection services, in partnership with MMBC in Pitt Meadows.

The following items will now be included:

-polycoated boxboard (cereal boxes)
-paper cups
-multi-laminate paper packaging (microwaveable paper trays, cups)
-steel and aluminum aerosol cans
-spiral wound cans (steel ends of frozen juice cans)

However, the following items will no longer be accepted and must be dropped off at a local depot:

-plastic bags
-glass
-plastic foam packaging (foam food containers)

Where is the local depot?

Pitt Meadows Bottle & Return-It Depot
19090 Lougheed Highway, Pitt Meadows

Phone: 778-895-8625

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Sat: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sun 10:00am-4:30pm

 

For more information, print out this flyer as a reference guide.

See a list of accepted and not accepted items.

Visit the MMBC website at recyclinginbc.ca.


Pitt Meadows Curbside Collection Services

Garbage pickup in Pitt Meadows is bi-weekly, while recycling, and food scraps and yard trimmings are picked up every week.

For pickup schedules and information on what goes in your bins, see our Garbage and Recycling brochure.

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Food and Yard Waste Services

Recycling Services

Garbage Services


Food and Yard Waste Services

Pitt Meadows residents in single family homes and townhomes can add food scraps and yard waste to their weekly curbside pickup. All you need to do is put your leftover food into the kitchen container and empty it into the green cart every day. On your regular pickup day when you put out your garbage and recycling, just roll the green cart out to the curb as well, leaving it handle side out toward the street.

Check here to print out or view the copy of Waste Management's chart, "What goes in the bin".
 
For more information, click the following links:

How to Download the 'My Waste' App

Check out this video to learn how to make a newspaper liner for your food waste kitchen container:

 

Recycling Services

Residents can put out an unlimited amount of recycling for weekly recycling pickup. (Blue Boxes and Recycling Bags are available for pick up at the Works Yard located at 11333 Harris Road. Bags are also available at City Hall located at 12007 Harris Road.)

Blue Box:

For your blue Box (Single Family Recycling Program), please:
  • Include: tin and aluminum cans, plastic containers 
  • Do not include: glass or ceramics, or plastic bags
  • Do not include: any plastic containers not marked with approved codes
  • Please rinse and flatten milk jugs. Rinse all items, discard lids and remove labels where possible
  • Flatten items as much as possible

Contaminated (not clean) items will not be accepted. The Pitt Meadows Bottle & Return-It Depot and Ridge Meadows Recycling accepts many items not accepted in curbside collection, or check the Metro Vancouver Recycles database to find local places to drop off items not accepted.

Blue Bag:
 
Ok for dry newspapers and newspaper inserts (non glossy)
 
Yellow Bag:
 
Ok for brochures, catalogues, clean pizza boxes, flattened boxes (i.e. cereal), flyers, magazines, office paper and envelopes, phone books, textbooks, and any 100% paper fibre. Loose corrugated cardboard must be flattened, bundled, and tied. (3ft x 3ft x 6in max)

Note: Hardcover and paperback books are not accepted in curbside collection and must be dropped off at a participating depot. Please consider donating books instead of disposing of them.
 
Where to take items that are not accepted:

Pitt Meadows Bottle & Return-It Depot
19090 Lougheed Hwy
V3Y 2M6

Check the Metro Vancouver Recycling Directory to find the nearest depot to take other types of recycling.

Please review the Garbage & Recycling Brochure to find out when your pickup day occurs, or download our My Waste app to your smartphone.

Find out about deposits and refunds for beverage containers and electronic recycling, visit www.pittmeadows-recycling.com .

Recycling in the Workplace:

Looking to improve recycling in your business? Check the following links for information on business recycling services and tips.

Ridge Meadows Recycling - RMRS is actively diverting materials from the waste stream with a weekly bluebox curbside collection program, an apartment toter collection service, a commercial recycling collection service and a full service drop-off depot and processing centre. Contact them at 604-463-5545.

Electronic Recycling - Electronics can be taken to Ridge Meadows Recycling, or check the Electronic Recycling Association website.

The Electronic Recycling Association is a not for profit organization with a mission to reduce electronic waste and the negative impact it has on the environment by reusing and recycling unwanted computers, laptops and other electronic equipment. They prevent unwanted electronics from ending up in landfills and enable them to be recycled when there is somebody who can still use them, and maximize the life span of computers by refurbishing and donating them to your local charities and other not for profit organizations at no cost, and, if the equipment is not suitable for donation, recycle it in an environmentally friendly way.

Garbage Services

Garbage pickup in Pitt Meadows is every second week, while recycling, and food scraps and yard trimmings are picked up every week. Please review the Garbage & Recycling Brochure to find out when your pickup day occurs, or download our My Waste app to your smartphone. In order to have your garbage picked up, your garbage can/bag must be placed at the curbside by 8:00 am.

Limits:

Residents are allowed one bag or can of garbage in each pickup. Up to two extra bags are allowed, which must display tags. Extra bag tags are available for purchase at City Hall (12007 Harris Road), IGA or Shoppers Drug Mart stores, both located in the Meadowvale Shopping Centre at Harris Road and Lougheed Highway.

Size:

Garbage cans/bags must not be larger than 120 litres or equivalent sized bags or containers, and weighing not more than 44 lbs. Larger cans/bags will not be picked up.

Banned Items:

The following items are banned from garbage and will not be picked up: glass, beverage containers, blue box recyclable, corrugated cardboard, newsprint, office paper, gypsum drywall, yard and garden waste, car batteries, medications and pharmaceuticals, paints, solvents and flammable liquids, gasoline and pesticides, vehicle tires, oil, oil filters and containers, and electronics, including personal computers, printers and televisions. Check the Metro Vancouver Recycling Directory to find out where to take these items.
 
Pet Waste Management:
  • For pet waste at home, other than cat waste: Metro Vancouver recommends flushing dog waste without the bag. Although banned from disposal, the quantity of waste that one or two dogs generate in about a week is tolerated in the garbage. It should be double-bagged and set out for collection. Double-bagging will reduce occupational risks for waste haulers and transfer station operators. Large quantities of pet waste in the garbage are unacceptable and will likely not be picked up. Other options for handling dog waste at home are described on the Metro Vancouver website, including dog waste composters, burial, etc.
  • For cat waste: Pet owners should dispose of cat feces double-bagged with their garbage. Again, although banned from disposal, waste from a few pets is tolerated in the garbage provided that it is set out for collection. Cat waste can contain the Toxoplasma parasite, which can harm humans who come into contact with cat waste through composting or accidental exposure at waste transfer facilities. Double-bagging will reduce these occupational risks.
    • Flushing of cat waste is discouraged. The Toxoplasma parasite can also harm aquatic wildlife when cat feces are flushed. Flushing either regular or flushable cat litter can eventually clog residential sewer connectors.
  • For dog waste in parks and kennels: Check Metro Vancouver's website: http://www.metrovancouver.org/
 
Metro Vancouver Transfer Stations:

Find the nearest transfer station on the Metro Vancouver website.
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For more information

City of Pitt Meadows 604-465-5454
Email: info@pittmeadows.bc.ca
Waste Management - 604-520-7800

City of Pitt Meadows
12007 Harris Road
Pitt Meadows, B.C., V3Y 2B5
Telephone: 604-465-5454
After-hours dispatch: 604-465-2465
Fax: 604-465-2404
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday to Friday