Facility Closures

Contact facilities directly to ensure they are open during the COVID-19 health emergency and learn about changes to their drop-off procedures.

What would you like to Recycle?

Wood Shakes

wood shingles, shag shingles, cedar roofing
Wood Shakes

Wood shakes can be chipped and reused by the proper facilities. Your recycled shakes may make their way to a company that will use them as an alternate fuel source.

See also: Wood Waste (lumber)

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Check your roof annually. Removing and/or replacing damaged or missing shakes early could help you avoid water or mould damage which can require re-roofing a larger section.

Wood shakes are often treated with a fire retardant, or CCA (chromated copper arsenate, arsenic being a known carcinogen) to inhibit the growth of mildew, mold or fungus, and to protect the roof from insects. If CCA-treated wood is burned in confined spaces such as a domestic fire, wood stove or barbecue, carcinogens are released into the inhaled smoke and into the environment. It is not recommended for re-use as kindling.

Contact facilities directly regarding restrictions and charges.


  • A&P Disposal & Recycling

    6220 Marilyn

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Avenue

  • DL's Recycling Centre

    6844 Oldfield Rd

  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street

  • Ellice Recycle (commercial dump capable loads only)

    2525 Bridge Street

  • H.L. Disposal & Lawn Services Ltd.

    334 Hillside Ave

  • Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot

    349 Rainbow Road
    Salt Spring Island

  • Sooke Disposal Ltd.


  • The Environmental Story

    Cedar shakes are naturally pressure treated and can last up to 50 years on your roof. So inspect your roof regularly, but don’t re-roof until absolutely necessary.

    Did You Know?

    Conducting a home renovation? Learn steps required to ensure your waste material will be accepted for disposal. www.crd.bc.ca/renowaste