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.
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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!
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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
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
Outdoor Power Equipment
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 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.