United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre
Metro Vancouver and the City of Vancouver run a network of facilities across the region that offer waste disposal and recycling services.

 

 

NOW OPEN! Metro Vancouver’s new United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre

Located at 995 United Boulevard, Coquitlam, the new recycling and waste centre is less than 1 km west of the existing Coquitlam Recycling and Waste Centre. The new centrally located facility plays an important role in Metro Vancouver’s efforts to reduce waste and move to a circular economy.

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United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre is a full-service recycling and waste centre for commercial, municipal, and small vehicle customers. It has a free recycling depot, three times larger than the current depot, with same services available, plus recycling options for a wider variety of items.

Users can expect reduced wait times due to more space and improved traffic flows for safety.

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United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre<div class="ExternalClassE467BAD00A5942449B9526E1112521BD"><p><strong>The following hours of operations will be in place year round at the United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre:</strong></p><p>Weekdays: 5:30 am to 6:00 pm (recycling drop-off opens at 7:00 am). Peak hours weekdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.<br></p><p>Saturday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm</p><p>Sunday and Statutory holidays: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed December 25 and January 1)</p> </div><div class="ExternalClass35AC2BB5EB4D471E987463A1B2D01357"><p>Accepted payment includes Visa, Mastercard, debit and Apple Pay.</p><p> <em>Complete tipping fee bylaw details are found in the <a href="/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_306_Consolidation.pdf" target="_blank">Tipping Fee and Solid Waste Disposal Regulation Bylaw</a>.</em></p><p> <b>Surcharges for Banned Materials and Unsecured Loads</b></p><div><ul><li>A $66 minimum surcharge will be applied to loads containing banned hazardous and operational impact materials or product stewardship materials. </li><li>A surcharge of 50% of the tipping fee will be applied to loads containing banned recyclable materials. </li><li>A surcharge of 100% of the tipping fee will be applied to loads containing over 20% <a href="/services/solid-waste/SolidWastePublications/EPSRackCard.pdf" target="_blank">expanded polystyrene packaging</a>.</li><li>For details on banned materials, please <a href="/services/solid-waste/recycling-programs/disposal-ban/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">click here</a>.<br></li><li>A surcharge of 50% of the tipping fee, up to $50, will be applied to unsecured loads. For details <a href="/services/solid-waste/SolidWastePublications/SecureYourLoadRackCard.pdf" target="_blank">click here. </a></li></ul></div> <h3>Account Information </h3><ul><li>For account customer information, including applications and vehicle information, please <a href="/services/solid-waste/garbage-recycling/commercial-accounts/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">click here</a>. </li><li>For ticketing errors and disputes, please <a href="/services/solid-waste/garbage-recycling/transfer-stations/Pages/default.aspx#Ticket" target="_blank">click here</a>. </li></ul></div> <br><div class="ExternalClass1782BE7DF99E4914A5B8B048D20CA683"> No charge for residents if separated and placed in appropriate bins or designated areas: <ul><li>Blue Box Materials - plastics bottles, newsprint, metal cans, paper, cardboard</li><li>Lead Acid Batteries</li><li>Oil Filters (maximum 5 per load)</li><li>Metal residential-sized applicances and other metals (no larger than 1.8 m x 1.8 m x 0.9 m)</li><li>Propane Tanks</li></ul><table width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td style="width:50%;">​​<strong>Mattresses</strong></td><td style="width:50%;">​$15 per unit (maximum 4 units)</td></tr></tbody></table><hr /><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10"><tbody><tr><td><p> <strong>Gypsum</strong></p><p>We accept a maximum of ½ tonne gypsum per load (approx. 20 sheets of 4’ x 8’ x ½”).</p></td><td><p>$133/tonne (Up to 2 sheets)<br>$150/tonne (more than 2 sheets, max ½ tonne)<br>Minimum Fee: $15</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> <strong>Only NEW gypsum that has not been installed (no tape, paint or mud) will be accepted.</strong></p><p>Each load must be accompanied by a signed Declaration and Acknowledgment Form obtained at the Transfer Station.</p><ul class="accordion" data-accordion="true"><li class="accordion-navigation"> <a href="#panela">What you need to do</a> <div class="content" id="panela"><ul><li>Ensure your entire load contains new gypsum only (no tape, paint or mud). New gypsum includes unfinished gypsum board cut from new construction. </li><li>At the Transfer Station, you will need to complete a Declaration and Acknowledgment Form. The Form will require the following information: <ol type="a"><li>Customer / Company Name</li><li>Address / Origin of Drywall</li><li>Vehicle License Number</li></ol></li></ul></div></li></ul><p> <strong>Used</strong> gypsum will <strong>not</strong> be accepted, even if it has been lab-tested or if it is newer than 1990. <span style="color:#444444;font-family:"segoe ui", sans-serif;font-size:10pt;">Visit</span><font color="#000000"> </font><a href="http://www.metrovancouverrecycles.org/Pages/Residential.aspx">metrovancouverrecycles.org</a> and search ‘Gypsum / Drywall’ for a list of facilities or private haulers that may accept used gypsum. Information on gypsum handling and disposal available <a href="/services/solid-waste/SolidWastePublications/GypsumDrywallDisposal.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>, or call the RCBC Recycling Hotline at 604-732-9253.</p><hr /><table width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td style="width:50%;"><table width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td style="width:50%;"><table width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td style="width:50%;"><p>​<strong>Green Waste, Clean Wood and Food Waste</strong></p></td><td style="width:50%;">$71 per tonne with $7 minimum charge</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><ul><li>Includes grass, shrub and tree branches, flowers, weeds, leaves, vegetable stalks, brush and tree stumps with a maximum diameter of 30 cm and maximum length of 120 cm and small quantities (up to 10 litres) of residential food waste </li><li>Excludes Agricultural Waste</li><li>Maximum length for clean wood waste is 2.5 metres</li><li>Sod, including grass sod containing European Chafer beetle: maximum 25% by volume per load of green waste</li></ul></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div><br><div class="ExternalClass3605B4066B11438998C1BC3B7B54FEC0"><div class="ExternalClass716A00C4AA274CF193B7E986C254E73D"><ul><li>A $50 minimum surcharge will be applied to loads containing banned hazardous and operational impact materials or product stewardship materials. </li><li>Surcharge of 50% of the tipping fee will be applied to loads containing banned recyclable materials.</li><li> <a href="/services/solid-waste/recycling-programs/disposal-ban/Pages/default.aspx">For details on banned materials, please click here</a>.</li></ul></div></div><br><i class="fa fa-check green" aria-hidden="true"></i>$155 per tonne <div class="ExternalClassF25922487DEF46FCA2DEEAB0753DC2AC"><ul><li>​Minimum fee: $15 ($25 weekdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, ​except Statutory holidays). The $15 minimum fee applies to loads up to 70 kg, and the $25 minimum fee during peak hours applies to loads up to 135 kg.</li><li>Maximum fee: $138<br></li><li>Transaction fee: $5 per load (included in minimum and maximum fees)</li></ul></div><br><i class="fa fa-check green" aria-hidden="true"></i>$133 per tonne<div class="ExternalClassDC399CCE992A4927AECB4201F1FCDF58"><ul><li>Maximum fee: $861<br></li><li>Transaction fee: $5 per load (included in maximum fee)</li></ul></div><br><i class="fa fa-check green" aria-hidden="true"></i>$107 per tonne<div class="ExternalClassE6D94BB441E64A40802DE780CCB9FAB9"><ul><li>​Transaction fee: $5 per load<br></li></ul></div><br><i class="fa fa-check green" aria-hidden="true"></i>$15 each (maximum 4)<i class="fa fa-check green" aria-hidden="true"></i>$150 per tonne (maximum 500kg)<div class="ExternalClass129A49CBD92B4B3DA2A2F6B2561DB6B4"><ul><li>Minimum fee: $15</li><li>Transaction fee: $5 per load (included in minimum fee)</li><li>Only NEW gypsum that has not been installed (no tape, paint or mud) will be accepted</li><li>Each load must be accompanied by a signed Declaration and Acknowledgement Form, <a href="/services/solid-waste/SolidWastePublications/EmterraEnvironmentalDrywallDeclarationAcknowledgementForm-TRIPLICATE.pdf" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:underline;">available here</a> in triplicate, or available at the Recycling and Waste Centre. Please ensure all 3 copies of the form are completed. </li></ul></div><br><i class="fa fa-check green" aria-hidden="true"></i>$200 per tonne (maximum 100kg) – expand for additional restrictions<div class="ExternalClass15AF0E9889EC444CA0CFE1068B7D2939"><ul><li>Maximum 10 x 10 kg bags per visit, 5 visits per year. Restricted to residents only. </li><li>Minimum fee: $15 </li><li>Transaction fee: $5 per load (included in minimum fee) </li><li> <strong>Must be properly prepared as per <a href="/services/solid-waste/recycling-programs/used-gypsum-disposal/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank" style="color:#1a75c1 !important;">instructions here</a></strong></li><li>Visit <a href="http://www.metrovancouverrecycles.org/" target="_blank">metrovancouverrecycles.org</a> and search ‘Gypsum / Drywall’ for a list of other facilities or private haulers that may accept used gypsum or call the RCBC Recycling Hotline at 604-732-9253. <br></li></ul> <br> <p>More information on risks of and proper handling of potentially asbestos-containing material: </p><ul><li> <a class="external" href="http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthfiles/hfile32.stm" target="_blank"><span style="color:#1a75c1 !important;">BC Ministry of Health</span></a></li><li> <a class="external" href="http://www.hiddenkiller.ca/" target="_blank"><span style="color:#1a75c1 !important;">WorkSafeBC on asbestos</span></a></li><li> <a class="external" href="https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/hazards-exposures/asbestos/think-asbestos" target="_blank"><span style="color:#1a75c1 !important;">WorkSafeBC information for homeowners</span></a></li><li> <a href="/services/solid-waste/SolidWastePublications/GypsumDrywallDisposal.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color:#1a75c1 !important;">Metro Vancouver handout on testing for asbestos</span></a> </li></ul></div><br><i class="fa fa-check green" aria-hidden="true"></i>$102 per tonne<div class="ExternalClassB7C2BCABEF3641A5BCF8C2E84DA2665C"><ul><li>Minimum fee: $10. The $10 minimum fee applies to loads up to 100 kg </li><li>Includes grass, shrub and tree branches, flowers, weeds, leaves, vegetable stalks, brush and tree stumps with a maximum diameter of 30 cm and maximum length of 120 cm and small quantities (up to 100 litres) of food waste </li><li>Excludes agricultural waste </li><li>Sod, including grass sod containing European Chafer beetle: maximum 25% by volume per load of green waste </li><li>Maximum length for clean wood waste is 2.5 m </li><li>Free (to a maximum of 1 tonne per trip) residential green waste program at United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre for Coquitlam and New Westminster residents ​</li> </ul><br></div> <br> <div class="panel"><p> <a href="/services/solid-waste/garbage-recycling/transfer-stations/yard-trimmings-japanese-beetle/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Yard Trimmings - Stop The Japanese Beetle</a></p></div> <br><i class="fa fa-check green" aria-hidden="true"></i>No charge<div class="ExternalClass06BD4C9049814260A92E65856D1A2BC3"><p class="ExternalClassCEBCE45AE5F943C8853E8AF3F6D28BA0">Visit our <a href="/services/solid-waste/garbage-recycling/transfer-stations/PublishingImages/United_Blvd_Facility-Map-Web.png" target="_blank"><span style="color:#1a75c1 !important;">Recycling Drop-off Area</span></a>! Recycling must be separated and placed in appropriate bins. <br>Commercial customers must use designated bin for commercial cardboard. </p><p>Recycling Depot Vehicle Restrictions:</p><ul><li>Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Maximum 7,500 kg</li><li>Maximum Vehicle Length: 7.6 m (25 ft)</li><li>Maximum Vehicle and Trailer Length: 9.1 m (30 ft)<br></li></ul> <br> <p class="ExternalClassCEBCE45AE5F943C8853E8AF3F6D28BA0">Accepted: </p><div class="ExternalClassCEBCE45AE5F943C8853E8AF3F6D28BA0"><ul><li>Batteries </li><li>Beverage containers (visit <a href="https://www.return-it.ca/express/" target="_blank"><span style="color:#1a75c1 !important;">Return-It</span></a> for information on deposit refunds)</li><li>Books (for donation) </li><li>Bulky Rigid Plastic (Plastic Codes 2 & 5)</li></ul></div><ul><li>Cellular phones</li><li>Clothing (for donation) </li></ul><ul><li>Cooking oil </li><li>Corrugated Cardboard </li><li>Electronics </li><li>Expanded polystyrene (also known as Styrofoam) - white (residential only)<br></li><li>Expanded polystyrene (also known as Styrofoam) - coloured (residential only)<br></li><li>Film packaging (residential only)<br></li><li>Glass packaging </li><li>Gasoline (must be in approved ULC container. Limit 25L per container)</li><li>Lamps and light fixtures </li><li>Metals: Scrap metal, metal appliances, outdoor power equipment, metal packaging (max. four refrigeration appliances)<br></li><li>Mixed containers (paper, metal, plastic) (residential only)</li><li>Mixed paper and cardboard (residential only)</li><li>Used oil and antifreeze materials (including used oil, used oil filters, used antifreeze, and used oil and antifreeze containers)</li><li>Paint products and solvents </li><li>Pesticides (must be in original labelled container. Limit 10L per container)</li><li>Plastic bags & overwrap (residential only)</li><li>Propane tanks </li><li>Small appliances and power tools </li><li>Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms </li><li>Thermostats </li></ul></div> <br><i class="fa fa-check green" aria-hidden="true"></i>$15 per ticket

 

 

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