Recycle Depot

The Recycling Depot is the central location for residential recycling located at 349 Rainbow Road

Hours Open: 10.00am – 5.00pm, Tuesday to Saturday
(NOT OPEN Sunday, Monday, statutory holidays and long weekends)

Recycling Depot SignThis public service is provided under several contracts. The main contract is with the Capital Region District, to provide the equivalent of residential “Blue Box material” collection. It is collected at a central depot at 349 Rainbow Road rather than curbside. Blue Box material refers to:

  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Rigid plastic packaging
  • Containers (glass, metal, plastic – including lids).

As well as Blue Box materials, the depot accepts many other materials.

Please note: The depot will only accept “blue box materials” from residential clients. Commercial & institutional clients do not have access to these bins. They may bring other materials such as tires, and applicances. These changes reflect CRD policy of only funding residential blue box material.

The depot is also the Island’s only BC Productcare Depot. Through a contract with BC Productcare, we accept leftover household paint and stains as well as pesticides, poisons, and flammable liquids.

The depot also makes available some materials for re-use. A “book and magazine exchange” is operated by volunteers and offers free reading material.

The service is open to residents of the Salt Spring Island Electoral Area, and we encourage everyone including tourists, and boaters to recycle with us.


Phone: (250) 537-1200

Mailing Address:
c/o Salt Spring Island Community Services
268 Fulford-Ganges Rd
Salt Spring Island BC V8K 2K6

Email Recycling

CRD Recycling Hotline: 1-800-663-4425 (ask for hotline)


Links and Further Information

Capital Regional District

Coast Waste Management Association

Recycling Council of British Columbia

BC Productcare

Encorp Pacific

Small Applicance Recycling Program