What would you like to Recycle?



Older mirrors are glass with a layer of reflecting silver on the back side of the glass. The silver was then coated with a protective layer of paint. Newer mirrors sometimes use aluminum instead, but the process remains the same. Regardless, recycle your old mirror instead of throwing it in the trash.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Use old mirrors in out of the way spaces, like dark hallways in the basement, potting sheds, garages to brighten up a space.

Have a broken mirror? It’s not bad luck, it’s an opportunity to make art. Mirror shards, handled carefully, are the perfect material for mosaics.  

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

    Silver and aluminum don’t belong in our landfills, and glass takes an eternity to degrade.