Four-stream recycling bins are now installed at both the New Westminster and Coquitlam campuses. The amount of garbage being sent to the landfill has been drastically reduced, as most of it is diverted into the Compost, Mixed Containers, and Paper bins. 

When you are on campus and see the four bins, here’s a helpful guide to which items go into which bins:


  • paper coffee cups (including lids and sleeves)
  • rigid plastics marked 1, 2 & 5 only
  • empty cardboard dairy containers
  • metals
  • glass
  • tetra packs - i.e. juices, milk and soup containers
  • glass jars or bottles
  • plastic cutlery
  • aluminum foil and pie plates
Empty any food contents into Compost, no need to wash or rinse.     
  • all food scraps
  • food-soiled paper and cardboard (paper plates, napkins, pizza boxes)
  • wooden items, including chop-sticks and stir sticks, can be composted
  • tea bags
  • used tissue
  • paper towel
  • items marked compostable or biodegradable
No plastics  
  • paper of all types
  • glossy magazines/fliers
  • clean cardboard
  • cardboard
  • file folders
  • poster board

Sticky notes can be recycled in Paper, too!               

  • snack wrappers
  • chip bags
  • soft plastics, i.e. plastic food wrap, grocery, Ziploc, or other plastic bags
  • adhesive tape
  • laminated items
  • foam-like take out containers
Keep it together

New for 2019!

  •  paper coffee cups (including lids and sleeves)


Thanks for taking a moment to consider where your waste should go, so we can make sure to send as little garbage to the landfill as possible. For more information, check out our FAQs.