New solid waste facilities are currently under construction in Coquitlam and Surrey and are expected to be completed in 2021.
Metro Vancouver’s solid waste facilities provide key recycling and waste drop-off services for residents, businesses, municipalities and the waste hauling industry. The new facilities will offer convenient and accessible services, and are designed to support future population growth and new recycling initiatives.
Construction is almost complete at the United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre (995 United Boulevard, Coquitlam), which is expected to open in spring 2021. The Central Surrey Recycling and Waste Centre (6711 – 154 Street, Surrey, at 67 Avenue and 154 Street) is in the early stages of construction and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
Previously known as transfer stations, Metro Vancouver’s solid waste facilities are being renamed to “recycling and waste centres” to better describe their purpose and the services available. The new name was chosen following research on naming systems in other jurisdictions and after receiving feedback from various audiences. Existing facilities will begin switching to their new names later this year.
Watch this video to learn more about these two new facilities.