The SCRD operates, via contracted services, three recycling depots on the Sunshine Coast that accept residential packaging and paper products through the Recycle BC program. Residential packaging and paper products includes materials such as styrofoam packaging, glass containers, film plastics, (plastic shopping bags), other flexible plastic (mesh produce bags, chip bags) paper packaging, metal packaging and more!
Click on these links for more information:
- SCRD Depot Recycling Guide
- RecycleBC website for accepted materials
- For a full list of where to recycle materials on the Sunshine Coast, visit the SCRD's Recycling Directory page.
- Depot locations in Gibsons, Sechelt and Pender Harbour - scroll down
Update to containers with a deposit
In a “mooo-ve” to increase recycling of dairy and dairy substitute drink containers, the Provincial Government has changed recycling regulations so that these containers can now be brought to a bottle depot for a refund.
Just like your wine bottle or pop can, your milk cartons, jug or bottles will have a deposit added to the purchase price and the deposit will be refunded when the container is returned. This change will come into effect on Tuesday, February 1.The refundable deposit is 10 cents per container and will only apply to containers that have been purchased on or after February 1.
Further information on this change can be found at https://www.return-it.ca/milk2022.
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 Salish Soils
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.