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:
- plastics (#1, 2, 4, 5)
- propane tanks
- lead acid (car) batteries
- 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.
Station traffic peak hours are between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. During this period, a minimum charge of $20 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.