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Recycling Depots


Due to the unprecedented flooding and disruption to transportation, Recycle BC has informed the SCRD and depot operators throughout BC that they will be temporarily suspending collection of glass and Styrofoam.

Thank you for your help by holding onto these materials until they can be accepted for recycling again. The other depot recycling materials are unaffected at this time.

Notice from Recycle BC can be found here.


There are three recycling depots on the Sunshine Coast that accept printed paper and packaging through the Recycle BC program, as well as bottle depots for refundable beverage containers.

Scroll down for depot locations in Gibsons, Sechelt and Pender Harbour.

Click on these links for more information:

Keep it Clean! Learn about what contaminates recycling.

Click the image below to watch a video and learn about how to keep your recycling clean and ready to become new products.

Know Before You Throw! Do you "wishcycle"? 

Just because you want something to be recyclable and you throw it in the recycling bin does NOT mean that it will be recycled. In fact, it prevents recyclable objects from being recycled, or can hurt recycling workers. 

Click the image below to watch a video and learn about common items that can't be recycled but are found in recycling bins or at depots.

*Please follow sorting instructions at each depot and ask depot staff if you have any questions about what is and is not recyclable -- they try hard to eliminate contamination to ensure collected materials can be properly recycled.

Help reduce human-wildlife conflict! 
Wash recyclable containers and keep recycling bins clean and indoors or in an enclosed garage.

Recycling Depot Locations

All of the depots are closed for stat holidays. Check each depot operator's website for more details.


Operated by Gibsons Recycling Depot
1018 Venture Way
Operating Hours: visit depot operator website

Gibsons Recycling Depot



Operated by Salish Soils

5646 Schetxwen Road           
Operating Hours: visit depot operator website


Salish Soils Recycling Depot



Operated by GRIPS
Sunshine Coast Hwy at Menacher Road              
Operating Hours: contact depot operator

GRIPS Recycling Depot


Bottle Depots for Refundable Beverage Containers

Bottle depots are provided through Encorp Pacific (Canada), and are part of a provincially mandated stewardship program for beverage containers (SCRD has no involvement with the beverage container program).

For the Sunshine Coast, there is a Bottle Depot in Gibsons, Sechelt and Pender Harbour. Bottle Depot Locations.