Click here to download the 2021-2022 City of Pitt Meadows Recycling Guide. 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.
2021 – 2022 Recycling Guide:
Use our address search tool to view your curbside recycling collection schedule and nearest Recycle BC depot. You can also sign up for reminders and import your schedule into your online calendar.
If you have questions about your recycling collection, please contact Recycle BC’s Pitt Meadows collection partner, GFL Environmental, at 604-282-7967 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about what can and cannot be recycled under the Recycle BC program, visit our What Can I Recycle page or view our complete material list.
Yes. Recycle BC has contracted GFL Environmental, to provide curbside collection in Pitt Meadows. GFL Environmental will provide weekly pick up of residential recycling for residents living in single-family homes, as well as townhouses and mobile homes that currently receive curbside blue box service. As part of their commitment to the environment, the collection truck used within the City of Pitt Meadows will be powered by Compressed Natural Gas, a cleaner fuel alternative.
Residents can recycle all of the plastic and metal packaging, and paper, that they previously did – including items introduced by the Recycle BC program: paper hot beverage cups, empty aerosol containers and plastic plant pots. Materials that are depot-only (foam packaging, plastic bags and plastic overwrap) should continue to be excluded from curbside and multi-family recycling, and instead taken to a Recycle BC depot.
In addition, Recycle BC has added segregated curbside glass collection. Glass bottles and jars can be put in your glass box.
You can help ensure more materials are recycled by sorting glass from your other recyclables. Glass breaks easily during collection and, when broken glass mixes with plastic, metal and paper containers, it becomes difficult to sort and recycle all of these materials. Separating your glass from other recyclables helps ensure more materials are recycled.
The recycling guide can be viewed on this web page above, and guides are delivered to each household in late-April. You may also search for your collection day and view your schedule online, or download Recycle BC’s app to sign up for collection reminders, search for depots and more.
Please set out your recycling by 7:00am on your collection day.
The City of Pitt Meadows joined the Recycle BC program in May 2014, and – like many communities in the province – was receiving a financial incentive from Recycle BC to manage its own residential recycling collection. The City decided in December 2015 to transition recycling collection directly to Recycle BC. Residential recycling is funded by Recycle BC member companies that supply packaging and paper into the BC market.
Recycle BC will replace each container once per household, free of charge. Should your household request multiple replacement containers, you will be asked to pay for the second and subsequent replacements. To request new containers, please contact GFL Environmental at email@example.com or 604-282-7967.
Recycle BC provides direct service in many areas of the province including the Cities of Vancouver, Langley, Coquitlam, Revelstoke, Prince George and Quesnel; the Village of Anmore; the University Endowment Lands; and Regional Districts of North Okanagan, Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary.
The City of Pitt Meadows will no longer directly provide multi-family recycling service. Your building owner or manager, or your strata, has received information from the City of Pitt Meadows on how to ensure multi-family recycling service continues. Please contact your building manager for more information on specific sorting instructions depending on where you live.
If you own or manage a multi-family building in the City of Pitt Meadows where all residents bring their recycling to a centralized location (typically with blue recycling carts), you will no longer receive recycling service from the City of Pitt Meadows. It is necessary to take action to ensure your recycling service continues beyond August 31, 2016.
You may either choose an approved Recycle BC collector, or another hauler at your discretion. If you choose an Recycle BC collector, the cost of basic recycling services will be offset by a financial incentive provided by Recycle BC to that collector. Recycle BC’s approved collector in Pitt Meadows is GFL Environmental. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you own or manage a townhouse or mobile home park complex with blue box service, where each household sets out their own blue boxes individually for pick-up, you will automatically receive service from GFL Environmental and do not need to take further action.