What would you like to Recycle?

Power Equipment (outdoor)

chain saws, garden shears, lawn blowers, trimmers, lawn mower, chain saws, garden sprayers, pressure washers, mulchers, wood chippers
Power Equipment (outdoor)

Outdoor power equipment is managed through the province-wide Outdoor Power Equipment Institute of Canada (OPEIC) product stewardship program.  It is a non-profit program funded by a recycling fee applied to new electrical products brought into BC by outdoor power equipment manufacturers, distributors and retailers. The fee was introduced July 2012.  

A full list of what is accepted and free depot locations is available on their website.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Do you really need the latest and greatest? If you must purchase new, consider buying the most durable tools you can afford so you won’t have to replace them any time soon. Look for energy efficient or better yet, manually operated tools. If you only need a tool once in a season, consider renting or borrowing options.

Donate items that still work 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 ones.

Not all facilities listed below are part of the provincial program and may charge a fee for drop off. Contact facilities directly regarding restrictions and charges.


  • Brentwood Auto & Metal Recyclers

    7481 West Saanich Road

  • Darryl's and James's Digs

    103 East Point Road
    Saturna Island

  • GFL Environmental (formerly Alpine, and Terrapure Environmental)

    1045 Dunford Avenue

  • H.L. Disposal & Lawn Services Ltd.

    334 Hillside Ave

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue

  • Oak Bay Public Works Yard (Oak Bay residents only)

    1771 Elgin Road
    Oak Bay

  • Pender Island Recycling Depot

    4400 Otter Bay Road
    Pender Island

  • Radius Recycling (formerly Schnitzer)

    307 David Street

  • Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot

    349 Rainbow Road
    Salt Spring Island

  • The Environmental Story

    The OPEIC program gives British Columbians a convenient recycling option for their electric outdoor power equipment with over 100 drop-off locations.

    Recycle your old and broken electric outdoor power equipment at one of the OPEIC drop-off locations across the province and help reduce pollution, save energy, and protect our environment.This province-wide network will ensure residents can drop-off these products for recycling as part of their regular routine.