What would you like to Recycle?

Plastic Packaging (flexible)

candy wrappers, cereal bags, chip bags, bubble wrap, shrink wrap, plastic envelopes, zipper lock bags, zip lock, pouches, coffee bags, deli bags, baby food pouches, pet food pouches, wet wipe dispenser bags, cookie bags, mylar gift wrap, chocolate bar wrappers, vacuum seal packaging, woven plastic bags, net plastic bags, grape bags, stand-up pouches
Plastic Packaging (flexible)
Other flexible plastic packaging is one of the fastest growing packaging types on the market. Items include stand-up and zipper lock pouches, crinkly wrappers and bags, woven and net plastic bags and bubble wrap.

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-lined paper, plastic strapping, six-pack rings, PVC/vinyl or squishy foam.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

When shopping consider how much packaging has been used for the items you are purchasing.

Clean and reuse packaging where possible, save bubble wrap for storing or shipping fragile items.

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


  • Galiano Recycling Depot

    220 Sturdies Bay Road
    Galiano Island

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue

  • Island Return It, Esquimalt

    935 Ellery

  • London Drugs

    All locations in the capital region

  • Mayne Island Recycling Depot

    390 Campbell Bay Road
    Mayne Island

  • Pender Island Recycling Depot

    4400 Otter Bay Road
    Pender Island

  • 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