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Facilities Services provides extensive recycling, composting and waste removal services. To facilitate these services, different bins are used to collect different waste materials separately. Exterior waste bins at Burnaby campus can be located on the exterior waste bin map [PDF].

For additional bins for moves or large clean-ups please submit a request:

> Staff requests
> Student requests

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Image of mixed paper, newsprint, blueprints, shredded paper-bagged, photos, file folders, books, magazines, glossy brochures, tissue, wrapping paper, small flattened cardboard. Mixed paper

  • Newsprint
  • Blueprints
  • Shredded paper (bagged)
  • Photos
  • File folders
  • Books
  • Magazines, glossy brochures
  • Tissue, wrapping paper
  • Small flattened cardboard
Batteries image. Batteries

  • Dry cell
Image of soft plastics shrink wrap, bubble wrap, plastic bags, plastic strapping. Soft plastics

  • Plastic wrap
  • Bubble wrap
  • Plastic bags, grocery bags
Located in SE12 loading dock, NE1, SE6 Lobby, CARI building.
Image of recyclables plastic containers, tin cans, glass containers, aluminum_steel cans milk containers well-rinsed food containers coffee cups_lids. Recyclables

  • Plastic containers
  • Tin cans
  • Glass containers
  • Aluminum and steel cans
  • Milk containers (rinsed)
  • Well-rinsed food containers
  • Coffee cups and lids
Image of refundables pop cans, tin cans, glass containers, aluminum & steel cans, milk containers-rinsed, well-rinsed food containers, coffee cups & lids. Refundables

  • Pop cans
  • Glass bottles
  • Juice boxes
  • Water bottles
Image of food scraps meat, fish, bones, fruit & vegetables, dairy, eggshells, grains, rice, bread, baked goods, coffee grinds & tea, food soiled paper, power towels, napkins, paper plates and paper to go boxes. Organics

  • Meat, fish, bones
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Dairy, eggshells
  • Grains, rice, bread
  • Baked goods
  • Coffee grinds and tea
  • Food soiled paper, paper towels, napkins
  • Paper plates and paper to go boxes
Image of landfill garbage styrofoam plastic cutlery plastic wrap & bags candy wrappers chip bags.

Landfill garbage


  • Fountain drink cups
  • Chip bags
  • Elastic bands
  • Rubber gloves
  • Candy wrappers
  • Transparencies

Please note, we are actively pursuing plans and strategies to be able to recycle these items in the future.