Information about reuse and recycling opportunities in the Lower Mainland is available through the Recycling Council of BC, 604-732-9253 (604-REC-YCLE) or

On behalf of the Salvation Army, Wastech accepts gently-used household items at the Coquitlam, North Shore and Surrey transfer stations.

The following recyclables are accepted at all our stations:

  • cardboard
  • plastics (codes #1-7), plastic film and bags
  • paper/magazines/books
  • newspaper
  • metal
  • propane tanks (no small camping tanks)
  • lead acid (car) batteries
  • yardwaste

Note: Cardboard, plastics, paper, newspaper and yardwaste are accepted at a location across the street from our and stations.