Provincial take-back programs

Thank you for doing the responsible thing by recycling your used items.

The following items are banned from landfills and need to be taken to specific recycling depots outlined in the information below. You can also check the Recycling Council of BC's Recyclopedia website or call the BC recycling hotline at 1-800-667-4321 for further details.

Beverage containers

These items can be taken to a Return-it centre.

Cell phones

Find a recycle location on RecycleMyCell.ca.

Electronics, computers and electronic toys

Find an electronic recycling centre on the Return-it website.

Light bulbs and fixtures

Check the Product Care Recycling website for information on where to recycle.

Medication

Do not flush your old medication down the toilet. Please also do not put it in the trash. Find a drop-off location on the Health Products Stewardship Association website.

Outdoor power equipment

Find a depot on the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute of Canada website.

Packaging and printed paper

Most local recycling depots take packaging and printed paper. To find out more, visit the RecycleBC website.

Paint, pesticides and flammable liquids

Check the Product Care Recycling website for information on where to recycle.

Small appliances and power tools

Find a recycling depot location on the ElectroRecycle website.

Smoke or carbon monoxide alarms

Check the Product Care Recycling website for information on where to recycle.

Thermostats

Find a public drop off location on the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada's website.

Tires

Find a specific tire recycling location on the Tire Stewardship BC website.

Used oils and antifreeze products

Find a location to recycle on the BC Used Oil website.