What day is garbage day in Burnaby?
Though the residential trash is collected from Monday to Friday, each home is assigned a specific day based on its location.

Now, you might be thinking about what day my trash will be picked up. Well, this is where we came in.

In this article, we will guide you about refuse collection, Burnaby recycling depot and junk removal service. So, let’s start!

1. Burnaby Garbage Collection 2024

Trash pickup begins at 7 am. All residents can find their garbage collection day through the city’s official website. Here’s how to do it:

  • Navigate to Burnaby city’s website (click here)
  • Add your address in the search bar
  • All your trash, recycling, and green bin schedules will be displayed

Residents can also set reminders and download the yearly calendar for ease. Keep in mind that garbage is collected every other week. So, if you forget to roll out the black bin, then you have to wait till the next collection day.

The best way to remember your Burnaby trash day is to download the recycle coach app. Through it, you’ll be notified of any delay or change in the collection schedule.

2. Get A  Reminder And Get Your Yearly Calendar

As mentioned earlier, you can set reminders and download the calendar. Here’s how you can get the yearly schedule:

  • Go to the city’s website (click here)
  • Type your address and get your schedule
  • Scroll down and click on “Set a reminder” and “Download the calendar.” 

If you opt for the reminder, you will receive a system-automated call or text 24 hours prior to your collection day.

3. Report Burnaby Missed Garbage Collection

If you have rolled out the carts on the curb on your assigned day, still your cart is not emptied, you need to report the missed pickup at 604 -294 -7972.

Burnaby Trash Schedule

Before you report the missed pickup, ensure two things:

  • Make sure that your cart was placed on the curb before 7 am.
  • There is no label or ticket placed on the bin.

Keep in mind that if your bin contains any household hazardous material or unaccepted items, you’ll have to pay a fine.

4. Burnaby Recycling Pickup 2024

Recyclables are collected every week. To find your next collection day, click here. If you have a large quantity of recyclables, you can drop them off at the Burnaby recycling depot.

Here’re the 5 rules to follow:

  • Rinse plastic bottles before tossing them in the blue bin.
  • Flatten the cardboard and cut them for the right fit.
  • Keep the labels on the bottle and jars.
  • Don’t put any leftover food liquid in the blue bin, as it will make it stinky.
  • While placing the recycling bin on the curb, ensure that there’s at least 3 feet distance from the other bins.

As for the general rule of thumb, when in doubt, toss it away. If there’s any unaccepted item in the bin, it will not be picked up.

Accepted Items For Burnaby Recycling

  • Plastic Bottles
  • Flatten Cardboard
  • Food Cartons and Bins
  • Candy Packets
  • Zip Locks Bags
  • Net Bags
  • Plastic Air Packets
  • Bubble Wraps

Unaccepted Items

  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic Furniture
  • Small Appliances
  • Broken Furniture
  • Biodegradable Containers
  • Shopping Bags
  • Dead Animals
  • Clothing
  • Household Hazardous Material

5. Burnaby Recycling Depot

Recyclables that can’t fit into your bin need to be disposed of at the landfill. The city has two centers where you can drop recycling at a small fee. 

EntityNorth ShoreUnited Boulevard
Location30 Riverside Dr West995 United Blvd
Summer Hours (Mar 1-Oct 31)Mon-Fri: 5:30 am-6 pm
Sat: 8 am-6 pm
Mon-Fri: 5:30 am-6 pm
Sat: 8 am-5 pm
Winter Hours (Nov 1-Feb 28)Mon-Fri: 5:30 am-5 pm
Sat: 8 am-5 pm
Mon-Fri: 5:30 am-6 pm
Sat: 8 am-5 pm
Holiday Hours Sun and statutory holidays: 9 am-5 pmSun and statutory holidays: 9 am-5 pm

Keep in mind that only residents of Burnaby are allowed to enter the depot. Moreover, no help will be provided while unloading the vehicle. 

6. City Of Burnaby Large Item Pickup

All residents can schedule a free bulk pickup. To schedule your next appointment, either fill out the online form or call 604 -294 -7972.

  • Up to 3 items are allowed.
  • You need to place the large items on the curb yourself.
  • Items that weigh more than 80 lbs will not be collected.
  • After collection, you must clean the curb yourself.
  • Renovation or construction debris will not be picked up.

Moreover, items that are too hefty for two people’s job will not be collected. We strongly suggest you donate slightly used items to a local goodwill or sell them in a yard sale, if possible.

Accepted Items For Bulk Collection

  • Large Kitchen Appliances
  • Hot Water Tank
  • Air Conditioners
  • Bed Frames and Box Springs
  • Small Area Rugs (Less Than 5 ft)
  • Couches
  • Ottomans and Armchair
  • Baby Cribs
  • Toilets
  • Mattresses
  • Properly Wrapped Mirrors

Unacceptable Items

  • TVs
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Building
  • Demolition and Renovation Materials
  • Mattress Toppers
  • Foosball Tables
  • Pool Tables
  • Table Tennis Tables
  • Fireplaces and Fire Tables
  • Children’s Toys

7. Got Bulky Items That City Won’t Pick Up? You Need To Hire A Private Junk Hauler.

Private junk haulers are the best option if you want to get rid of bulky items without dealing with all the elbow grease. All you need to do is hire them, and they will do the rest of the work, from loading, unloading and proper disposal.

Burnaby Recycling Pickup

Here is the list of the top 7 junk haulers in Burnaby:

Company NameContact Info
JUSTJUNK604 -678 -5766
Removerz Junk Removal604 -396 -0057
Hakuna Matata778 -837 -0736
Dump Ur Junk Disposal Corp604 -365 -5865
Trailer Trash Junk Removal604 -868 -0219
Junk Free604 -500 -2003
First Choice Junk Removal604 -250 -5949

Before you hire the nearest junk hauler, we recommend you get an early price estimate for the best value for money. Also, don’t forget to ask about the accepted item list to avoid any mess up.

How Much Does A Junk Hauler Charge?
A junk hauler usually charges anywhere between $450 to $600 for a full truck. For size comparison, you can adjust 20 regular-size refrigerators in it. If you’re looking for a more affordable option, then rent a trash dumpster.

8. Burnaby Garbage Collection Holidays 2024

On statutory holidays, trash collection is delayed and pushed to the next working day. Suppose your pickup day falls on Monday. Due to a holiday, the refuse/recycling will be collected on Tuesday, Tuesday collection will be pushed to Wednesday and so on.

The city of Burnaby observes 9 holidays. These are:

Good FridayFriday, March 29
Easter MondayMonday, April 1
Victoria DayMonday, May 20
Family DaySunday, August 4
British Columbia DayMonday, August 5
Labor DayMonday, September 2
Thanksgiving DayMonday, October 214
Christmas DayWednesday, December 25
Near Year’s DayWednesday, January 1

Christmas trees are collected from curbside till January 12. All trees (real) must be free of ornaments, plastic pendants, and lights. After two weeks, residents have to drop the Christmas tree at the city’s approved parks.

9. Important Contacts

Burnaby Garbage Pickup Phone Number: 604 -294 -7972

For Latest Updates: Follow the city of Burnaby on Twitter to get all the news and information regarding any change in schedule. 

Wrapping It Up!

Like the nearby Surry City trash pickup, residential garbage in Burnaby is also collected every other week, while the recyclables are picked up weekly. Yard waste is collected from mid-May to December only.

All residents can schedule a free large item pickup appointment for 3 items only. For renovation materials or more than 3 items, you either need to hire a junk hauler or rent a trash dumpster.

We hope that we were able to help you with the Burnaby garbage schedule. If we have missed anything, do tell us. In the meantime, keep your surroundings clean and keep on chasing your dreams!





Jimmy Carter specializes in providing up-to-date information on trash schedules for cities and states across the USA. With a passion for community service and sustainability, Jimmy is committed to helping people reduce their environmental impact and keep their neighborhoods clean.

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