Garbage and Food/Yard Waste

Garbage is collected bi-weekly and Food/Yard Waste is collect weekly on your service day by Waste Management of Canada. See the Waste Management Guide for schedule and collection guidelines:

 2021- 2022 Waste Management Guide 

  • Missed a garbage or green waste collection pick up?  Call Waste Management at 604.520.7800 or email 
  • For missing or damaged carts, please call contact the City of Pitt Meadows Public Works Department  at 604.465.5454.
  • Extra Garbage/Green Waste Bag Tags - Residents with extra garbage or green waste that is needing pickup in addition to regular garbage or green waste cart can purchase tags for pick up. The cost is $5 each and they are available for purchase at City Hall and at the Shoppers Drug Mart, Pitt Meadows branch. Up to two tags at each regular garbage/green waste service day.
  • Green Bin Tip! Keep plastic liners out of your Green Bin, even if they claim to be “compostable” or “biodegradable”. These items can cause operational problems and may not break down properly during processing. Instead, use paper bags or newspaper. 

Curbside Recycling

2022-2023 Recycling Guide

The City of  Pitt Meadows does not manage curbside recycling collection - it is a service provided free to residents by Recycle BC. Curbside recycling is picked up once a week by GFL Environmental. Questions regarding recycling collection or replacement bins/bags should be directed to GFL at 604.282.7967 or

The Recycling Guide outlines how to sort your recycling, shows what is not accepted, and includes a collection calendar. You can also download the Recycle BC app from Google Play or the iTunes App Store to access your collection schedule online, search for depots, and sign up for reminders. For more information, see Recycle BC.

Recycling and Disposal Information

The A to Z of things to bring to the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot!

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  • Construction Materials - Renovating? Learn how to properly dispose of construction and demolition waste, including used drywall and gypsum. Once the drywall is doubled-bagged in the clear gypsum program bags, it can be dropped off at either Maple Ridge Recycling and Waste Centre or at New West Gypsum Recycling.  Pick is available through Green Coast Rubbish.
  • Large Items and Furniture - Large item pick up: Ridge Meadows Recycling provides a fee-for-pickup service and will pick up any large, recyclable item(s) within the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows area, including mattresses, fridges, freezers, stoves, furnaces, hot water tanks, barbeques, washers, dryers, TVs, computers, dishwashers, and other large appliances or electronics. Mattresses and other furniture items can also be picked up and recycled through Canadian Mattress Recycling for a fee. Disposal: Langley or Maple Ridge Recycling and Waste Centre.
  • Electronics - TVs, computers, printers, small electronic appliances such as fans, vacuums, microwaves, foam packaging, cardboard, paint, light bulbs, textlines,  batteries and more can be returned to the Pitt Meadows Bottle & Return-It Depot.

For information on where to dispose of items use the ‘recycle coach’ app or visit or

Pitt Meadows Collection Services 

Download the Recycle Coach app (Apple Store  | Google Play)  to get official waste and recycling information on your mobile device. Find your collection schedule, what goes where,  weekly reminders, report a problem, and more. 

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