On behalf of the Salvation Army, Wastech accepts gently-used household items at this transfer station. Please ask for the donations trailer at the gate. (Note: the MetroVancouver tipping fee applies to this material.)

The following items and recyclables are accepted at this transfer station. The tipping fee applies to all materials listed, unless otherwise indicated. Please refer to the notes for information where restrictions apply.

Item
Comments/Restrictions/Options

batteries (household)
Free, tipping fee does not apply.  Contact RCBC at 604-732-9253 or rcbc.bc.ca for options.

batteries - lead acid (car)
Free, tipping fee does not apply.

boat hulls and/or trailers (wood and/or fibreglass)
We accept trailers and boat hulls under 17 feet in length. Motors, electrical, fluids and tires must be removed before disposal. A $50 surcharge will apply for all waste over 2.5 meters (8 ft.) in length.

BBQs
Free, tipping fee does not apply provided the item is primarily composed of metal. Various items including stoves, refrigerators (fridges), freezers and BBQs, up to 6x6x3 feet. There are no limits on quantity of appliances.

corrugated cardboard
Free, tipping fee does not apply. Waxed cardboard is not accepted.

carpet
Accepted as household garbage.

concrete, asphalt or bricks
Concrete, asphalt and bricks are accepted as fill material with a limit of ½ cubic metre (aprox. 2 wheelbarrows). Some older chimney structures were made with asbestos cement, or transite.  A laboratory test is required confirming that the material is asbestos free.  You can also contact RCBC at 604-732-9253 or rcbc.bc.ca to locate the closest recycler.

drywall
We accept up to ½ tonne of CLEAN drywall per trip. Drywall must be separated from the garbage (no tiles, plaster, or stucco attached). A 50% fee surcharge will apply if drywall is mixed with garbage. A laboratory test may be required confirming that the material is asbestos free.  For larger quantities, contact RCBC at 604-732-9253 or rcbc.bc.ca to locate the closest recycler.

freezers
Free, tipping fee does not apply provided the item is primarily comosed of metal. Various items including stoves, refrigerators (fridges), freezers and BBQs, up to 6x6x3 feet. There are no limits on quantity of appliances.

fridges
Free, tipping fee does not apply provided the item is primarily composed of metal. Various items including stoves, refrigerators (fridges), freezers and BBQs, up to 6x6x3 feet. There are no limits on quantity of appliances.

food waste (including spoiled frozen food)
We accept residential amounts of food waste including small amounts of raw meat. To dispose of large quantities of raw meat, contact RCBC at 604-732-9253 or rcbc.bc.ca.

garbage
For banned and prohibited material list, please refer to the recycling & transfer stations section of this website.

glass bottles and glass jars
Free, tipping fee does not apply. No window glass, ceramics, mirrors, or broken glass. No hazardous chemical or paint containers. Lids removed.

glass windows
Commerical amounts of glass will not be accepted.

light bulbs
Free, tipping fee does not apply.  Intentionally crushed lamps are not accepted.  For a complete list of accepted products, please visit www.lightrecycle.ca/consumers/accepted-products.

green waste (yard clippings)
$65/tonne. No fee for Coquitlam residents for drop off at the Coquitlam Construction Recycling Facility (please bring proof of residency).

gypsum
We accept up to ½ tonne of CLEAN gypsum per trip.  Drywall must be separated from the garbage (no tiles, plaster, or stucco attached).  A 50% fee surcharge will apply if gypsum is mixed with garbage.  A laboratory test may be required confirming that the material is asbestos free.  For larger quantities, contact RCBC at 604-732-9253 or rcbc.bc.ca to locate the closest recyler.

hot tubs
If the hot tub is larger than 1.2 meters by 2.5 meters and weighs more than 100 kg, a fee surcharge of $50 will be applied.

insulation
We accept double bagged fiberglass (pink) insulation only. We do not accept blown insulation, pipe insulation or any asbestos containing insulation. To find out where to dispose of the restricted material please contact RCBC at 604-732-9253 or rcbc.bc.ca.

mattresses
Tipping fee of $15 per mattress. Clean mattresses can be donated to charity. Contact RCBC at 604-732-9253 or rcbc.bc.ca for other options.

metals & aluminum cans and other items (trays, foil paper)
Free, tipping fee does not apply. No aerosols, hazardous chemical or paint cans. Clean and free of contaminants.

oil filters
Free, tipping fee does not apply. Contact RCBC at 604-732-9253 or rcbc.bc.ca for options on how to dispose of oil and empty containers.

paint, pesticides, solvents, gasoline
Free, tipping fee does not apply. Acceptable at on-site Product Care depot. More info at the Product Care site: www.productcare.org/bcaccept.html .

paper - office, mixed, newspaper, magazines, boxboard boxes
Free, tipping fee does not apply.

plastic containers (codes 1-2-4-5), film and bags
Free, tipping fee does not apply. No hazardous chemical or paint containers. Clean and free of contaminants.

propane tanks
Free, tipping fee does not apply.

refrigerator
Free, tipping fee does not apply. Various items including stoves, refrigerators (fridges), freezers and BBQs, up to 6x6x3 feet. There are no limits on quantity of appliances.

scrap metal and metal appliances
Free, tipping fee does not apply. Various items including stoves, refrigerators (fridges), freezers and BBQs, up to 6x6x3 feet. There are no limits on quantity of appliances.

sod and soil
Accepted as fill material up to a limit of ½ cubic metre (approx. 2 wheelbarrows). For larger quantities, contact RCBC at 604-732-9253 or rcbc.bc.ca to locate the closest composter.

stove
Free, tipping fee does not apply. Various items including stoves, refrigerators (fridges), freezers and BBQs, up to 6x6x3 feet. There are no limits on quantity of appliances.

stumps
Stumps smaller than 30 cm (1 foot) in diameter. Stumps over 30cm in diameter are NOT accepted at the Coquitlam Construction Recycling Facility or Abbotsford (Matsqui) Transfer Station.  Stumps over 30cm (1 foot) in diameter are accepted at Coquitlam, North Vancouver, or Surrey (Port Kells) as regular household garbage and may be subject to surcharge.

Styrofoam® (code 6)
Free, tipping fee does not apply.  We accept white expanded polystyrene foam packaging. Free of chemicals and garbage.

wood (painted or treated)
Accepted as household garbage.

boat hulls and/or trailers (metal)
Free, we accept metal trailers nad metal boat hulls under 17 feet in length.  Motors, electrical, fluids and tires must be removed before disposal.

propane tanks (small camping size generally green in colour)
Free, tipping fee does not apply.

rounds and branches
Rounds and branches smaller than 30cm (1 foot) in diameter.  Rounds and branches over 30cm in diameter are NOT accepted at the Coquitlam Construction Recycling Facility or Abbotsford (Matsqui) Transfer Station.  Rounds and branches over 30cm (1 foot) in diameter are accepted at Coquitlam, North Vancouver, or Surrey (Port Kells)  as regular household garbage and may be subject to surchage.

paint cans (empty or partially empty)
Free, tipping fee does not apply.  Acceptable at on-site Product Care depot.  More info at the Product Care site:  www.productcare.org/bcaccept.html.

white goods
Free, tipping fee does not apply.  Various items including stoves, refrigerators (fridges), freezers and BBQ's, up to 6x6x3 feet.  There are no limits on quantity of appliances.

air conditioner
Free, tipping fee does not apply provided the item is primarily composed of metal.

beverage containers (aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles and drink boxes)
Free, tipping fee does not apply.  Please remove caps but leave labels on.

cellphones
Free, tipping fee does not apply.  Cellphone charers or accessories are not accepted.

cooking oil
Free, tipping fee does not apply.  Free of chemicals, garbage, excess water and other foreign materials.

dishwashers
Free, tipping fee does not apply provided the item is primarily composed of metal.

dryers
Free, tipping fee does not apply provided the item is primarily composed of metal.

e-waste
Free, tipping fee does not apply.  We accept computers, IT devices, electronic medical devices, displaying products, audio, video & game products, electronic toys, up to 50kg.

gasoline
Not accepted

outdoor power equipment
Free, tipping fee does not apply provided the item is primarily composed of metal.  Gas/oil must be removed before disposal.

smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms
Free, tipping fee does not apply.  Devices that perform only the detection function and not the alarm function are not accepted.

thermostats
Free, tipping fee does not apply.

small appliances
Free, tipping fee does not apply.  Small appliances and power tools (household use electronics that are powered by 120 volt AC power, 12 volt power and/or batteries).  For a complete list of accepted products, please visit www.electrorecycle.ca