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China, Ceramics, Porcelain

China, Ceramics, Porcelain

Broken or worn out china, ceramics, porcelain and pottery may have come from the earth originally, but there’s no reason to toss them in the landfill, where they take years to decompose and use valuable landfill space.

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How do I go green?

Don’t throw away your family’s old china. Beautiful things are meant to be used, so instead of buying new dishes, pull out the “best” china and give it some air.
Need more plates for a big event? Try one of the many second hand or thrift stores around town, buying used instead of disposable.

Donate items in good condition to a charity, community group, school or church (keeping in mind that these groups can’t use items that need to be repaired) or offer it for free online through social media or an online classifieds service. Consider repairing items whenever possible instead of purchasing new.

Contact facilities directly regarding restrictions and charges.


  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street

  • H.L. Disposal & Lawn Services Ltd.

    334 Hillside Ave

  • Salt Spring Garbage and Recycling

    360 Blackburn Road
    Salt Spring Island

  • The Environmental Story

    Most ceramic and china is clay or bone based, with other minerals added for strength. Newer varieties can be made of pyrex, which is a type of glass, or other materials. None are particularly hazardous for the environment, but there other options superior to landfilling these bulky items.