Recycle Depot

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

349 Rainbow Road

As of March 1,2023 the Recycle Depot will be open Monday to Friday.

Monday through Thursday : 10 AM – 5 PM
Fridays 8 AM – 4 PM
Closed Sat , Sun , and Statutory Holidays

We are accepting all the usual materials with the exception of scrap metal and large appliances at this time.

Please see What Can Be Recycled for a comprehensive list.

Volunteers at the Book Exchange will take acceptable books. Please do not leave books at the Exchange when unattended.   Please do not rip pages from books and add to paper.

Please note: As of February 1, 2022,  milk and milk substitute containers have become deposit items and will be collected and sorted independently as of February 15th for that reason.  Please watch for new signage that week as we migrate to new sorting. Please note that this deals only with ready to drink products and not concentrates like creams etc.

Please sort your recycling prior to arrival!

Recycling Depot Sign

Please note: The depot will only accept packaging and paper from residential clients. Commercial & institutional clients do not have access to these bins. They may bring other materials such as tires, and electronic waste. These changes reflect RecycleBC 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 (now re-opened).

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

BC Productcare

Encorp Pacific


Coast Waste Management Association

Canadian Electrical Stewardship Association