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Monday, April 11

Recycling Contamination

Contamination in our curbside recycling collection is a big problem in New Westminster. More than 14% of materials collected in our residential recycling carts do not belong. The City of New Westminster is committed to reducing our recycling contamination to under 3% by July 2022. In order to achieve this goal, the City is taking several steps including adding cart labels to your recycling and yard and food scraps carts, conducting random audits of residential recycling carts, and enforcing with fines when necessary.

For more information about how we plan to address recycling contamination and what materials are acceptable, please visit