Wastech operates four recycling and transfer stations in the Lower Mainland of BC which accept a range of recyclable and waste materials.

The stations accept materials from individual residents, institutions (schools, hospitals, government, etc.), commercial sources (stores, offices, warehouses, etc.) and light industrial (not from a manufacturing process).

Our stations also accept green waste (yard trimmings), and the Coquitlam, Surrey and North Shore stations also provides a Salvation Army  drop off location for reusable and clean household items.

What is Accepted?

Before bringing items to a station, please refer to the station’s web page (select from menu above) for hours of operation, banned material and disposal rates.

The following materials [are accepted at all facilities].  They should be separated prior to arriving at a station:

  • cardboard
  • plastics (#1, 2, 4, 5)
  • paper/magazines/books
  • newspaper
  • metal
  • propane tanks
  • lead acid (car) batteries
  • yardwaste
  • drywall – NEW DRYWALL ONLY (offcuts, unfinished/no tape or mud)
  • insulation double bagged
  • gently-used household items you wish to donate to Salvation Army (accepted Coquitlam, North Vancouver and Surrey locations)

Scale operators are on-hand at each facility to direct you to the appropriate recycling stations and waste disposal facilities.

Peak Hours

Station traffic peak hours are between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. During this period, a minimum charge of $25 is applied to loads less than 140 kg. The best time to come to station is during non-peak hours. Early weekday mornings and stat holidays are least busy, and the Saturday prior to stat holiday is extremely busy.