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Recyling Directory

You can find Reuse opportunities by visiting our Reuse Directory.

Call or email the BC Recycling Hotline, visit the online BC Recyclepedia or download the App to find where items can be recycled on the Sunshine Coast or in BC.

BC Recycling Hotline:

www.rcbc.ca/search
hotline@rcbc.ca
604-732-9253

Did you know that there are over one thousand items that can be dropped off for recycling? From toasters to paint, batteries to light bulbs, treadmills to power tools and more!

Recycling Directory

 

What Goes Where Search Function

NOTE: The SCRD does not administer these programs, but encourages residents to utilize them in conjunction with SCRD recycling programs to help reach the Region’s waste reduction goals.

 

RECYCLE BC DEPOTS

Recycling BC Depots are a not-for-profit organization that recycles residentials packaging and paper products. Visit www.scrd.ca/recycling-depots for information on where they are located and what they accept.

MUNICIPAL CURBSIDE COLLECTION

For blue bin recyclables the SCRD does not currently have curbside recycling for residents. If you live in the District of Sechelt please check their website for information.

Provincial Product Stewardship Programs

For items that have a deposit or eco-fee paid at the point of purchase the Province has established what is known as an EPR or Extended Producer Responsibility program.  The SCRD does not manage these programs. They are managed individually by item type. Use rcbc.ca for information about what can go where. See below for information that is dedicated to some of the more common EPR programs.

Batteries and e-bikes/scooters/equipment

Your household batteries like alkaline AA or rechargeables are safely handled by several drop off locations. New to the program are rechargeable equipment like e-bikes and their batteries. Make sure your items at the end of their life are safely taken care of. Click here for more information or visit rcbc.ca.

Beverage Deposit Containers (aka Refundables)

Drink containers for anything from pop, to juice to milk can be recycled and get your deposit returned at participating depots. To find out where visit click here.

Electronics and Small Appliances 

For small appliances like toasters and microwaves and electronics like computers or audio/visual equipment these items can be recycled at several depots on the coast and you can click the links above to find information dedicated to each item. To find out where click the links above or visit rcbc.ca.

Lights and lighting fixtures

From light bulbs, to lamps toLEDs to fixtures and more click here or visit rcbc.ca.

Medications

Unused and expire medications should not be flushed down the drain or toilet. Take them back to a pharmacy near you. Click here for participating locations.

Oil, Oil Filters & Antifreeze

To recycle used motor oil, and responsibily return containers, used filters and antifreeze click here for more information or visit rcbc.ca.

Outdoor Power Equipment

Electronic power equipment like mowers, weed eaters and snow blowers that have reached the end of their life can be safely recycled. Click here for more information or visit rcbc.ca.

Paint

Empty and dry or half full or barely used, bring your paint cans with lids and clear labels to a participating depot. Click here for more information or visit rcbc.ca.

Smoke Alarms and CO2 Alarms

After these alarms are no longer functional make sure they and the chemicals inside them are properly recycled. Click here for information about mail back programs or depots that accept them or visit rcbc.ca.

Tires

Tires off rim can be recycled for free at your local mechanic or tire sales location. Click here for more details or visit rcbc.ca. Tires and rims are accepted at the Sechelt Landfill and Pender Harbour Transfer Station for a fee. 

If an item was not listed here visit www.rcbc.ca for more information.