What would you like to Recycle?

Plastic Flexible

candy wrappers, cereal bags, chip bags, bubble wrap, shrink wrap, plastic envelopes, zipper lock bags, pouches, coffee bags, deli bags, baby food pouches, pet food pouches, wet wipe dispenser bags, cookie bags, chocolate bar wrappers, vacuum seal packaging, woven plastic bags, net plastic bags, produce bags, stand-up pouches, overwrap, dry cleaning bags, bread bags, outer wrap, garden produce bags
Plastic Flexible

Flexible plastics include bags, overwrap, and crinkly plastic items. Some examples include stand-up and zipper lock pouches, crinkly wrappers, woven and net plastic bags, bubble wrap, most bread and produce bags, the plastic wrapping around products and squishy foam.

Residential flexible plastic packaging is managed through the province-wide Recycle BC product stewardship program. A full list of what is accepted for free through their depot network is available on their website. Note - Items not accepted include plastic squeeze tubes, plastic strapping, six-pack rings,  and PVC/vinyl.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

When shopping, consider how much packaging has been used for the items you are purchasing. Also, consider alternatives to using cling wrap. For example, use glass or metal containers to store leftover food and cloth or recycled foil to wrap lunch sandwiches.

Clean and reuse packaging where possible. Try washing cling wrap and using it again—you’ll be surprised by how well it works. Bubble wrap can be reused when mailing packages, moving or storing fragile items. Plastic bags can be re-used for all kinds of things from groceries to pet waste.

Flexible plastic is accepted for free at Recycle BC Depots found here.
Contact facilities listed below regarding size limits and charges.


  • Esquimalt Return-It

    935 Ellery

  • Galiano Recycling Depot

    220 Sturdies Bay Road
    Galiano Island

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue

  • London Drugs

    3170 Tillicum Rd (Tillicum Centre) & 911 Yates St (Harris Green Village)

  • Mayne Island Recycling Depot

    390 Campbell Bay Road
    Mayne Island

  • Pender Island Recycling Depot

    4400 Otter Bay Road
    Pender Island

  • reFUSE

    304 John St

  • Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot

    349 Rainbow Road
    Salt Spring Island

  • Saturna Island Recycling Depot

    101 Harris Road
    Saturna Island

  • Sidney Return-It

    5-10025 Galaran Road