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 Saturdays of long weekends)

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 (currently closed due to pandemic).

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.

RECYCLING DEPOT CLOSURES FOR 2022

New Year’s Day –  Saturday, January 1
Family Day long weekend Saturday – Saturday, Feb 19th
Easter – Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th
Victoria Day long weekend – Saturday, May 21st
Canada Day – Friday, July 1st
BC Day long weekend – Saturday, July 30th
Labour Day long weekend – Saturday, Sept 3rd
Fall Fair – Saturday, Sept 10th
Thanksgiving – Saturday, October 8th
Remembrance Day – Friday, November 11th
Christmas Break  – Friday, Dec 23rd through to Monday, December 26 (open again Tuesday, December 27)    
New Year’s ’23  – Saturday,  Dec 31st 2022

Contact

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

RecycleBC

Coast Waste Management Association

Canadian Electrical Stewardship Association