Increased Recycling at the Coquitlam Transfer StationIncreased Recycling at the Coquitlam Transfer Station<div class="ExternalClass4F50F86DFCD64F9CB8C5CB0ACEEED523"><p>‚ÄčAs of September 2014, the following new materials can be dropped off in the recycling area at the Coquitlam Transfer Station free of charge because they are managed by product stewards or Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs: </p><ul><li><p>Cooking oil</p></li><li><p>Electronics or e-waste</p></li><li><p>Household batteries </p></li><li><p>Light bulbs, lamps and fixtures</p></li><li><p>Outdoor power equipment and power tools</p></li><li><p>Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms</p></li><li><p>Thermostats</p></li><li><p>Large and small appliances</p></li><li><p>Single-use propane canisters</p></li><li><p>Polystyrene</p></li><li><p>Beverage containers (No refunds)</p></li><li><p>Paint, pesticides, solvents, and gasoline</p></li></ul><p>Between September and December 2014, approximately 34,500 customers used the expanded recycling area to drop off 746 tonnes of recyclable materials, which is approximately 50 percent more than during the same period in 2013.</p><p>Other recyclable materials are accepted at the transfer station for a fee to cover the cost of recycling:</p><ul><li><p>Mattresses ($15 per mattress)</p></li><li><p>Green waste (including residential quantities of food scraps, $66/tonne)</p></li><li><p>Gypsum ($150/tonne)</p></li></ul><p>Mixed metals, blue box recyclables, lead acid batteries, oil filters, and propane tanks will continue to be collected at the facility.</p></div>|#43c3f653-7096-4b77-bc83-97cb5d7ab958;L0|#043c3f653-7096-4b77-bc83-97cb5d7ab958|Issue 9;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassB27F6D29C7384BAE8C997F30DC02BE8F"><p>‚ÄčThe <a href="/services/solid-waste/garbage-recycling/transfer-stations/coquitlam-transfer-station" target="_blank">Coquitlam Transfer Station</a>, one of seven Metro Vancouver <a href="/services/solid-waste/garbage-recycling/transfer-stations/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">facilities</a> where residents, businesses, and garbage collection contractors dispose of waste for a fee, is recycling 50 percent more material than last year. This increase is due to changes made last September to accept more material types for recycling, and the addition of a dedicated entrance to the free recycling drop-off area, allowing people to avoid line-ups during busy times. </p></div>