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Aluminum foil and plates

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Aluminum foil and plates
Aluminum, including aluminum foil and plates, is one of nature’s great recycling success stories. Aluminum is completely, endlessly recyclable. One pound of aluminum makes approximately 30 cans; using recycled aluminum uses 95% less energy than mining new bauxite ore for new aluminum. It’s one packaging product you can feel good about using, and reusing.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

Choose pies and pastries sold in aluminum foil pans instead of plastic pans as recycling options for aluminum are easier on the environment and longer lasting than those for plastic. Recycling aluminum does not involve downcycling—an old pie plate or piece of foil is made into a new plate, over and over, unlike plastic, which is usually remade into a lower quality plastic. Still, it’s best to use only what you need.

Reuse

Wash and reuse aluminum foil and foil baking pans; use plates as paint trays, to hold hardware or crafts or to make children’s art projects.

Recycle

All clean aluminum, including foil baking pans, plates and foil wrap, can go in your curbside CRD Blue Box. Wash foil when doing the dishes and throw it in with your beverage and food cans!
Aluminum cans, foil, foil containers and wrap, pie plates and specific aerosol containers are now accepted as part of the Recycle BC Packaging and Printed Paper product stewardship program.  These materials can be taken, free of charge, to the facilities listed here .  See above for the criteria for curbside collection.

Facilities

  • A&P Disposal & Recycling

    6220 Marilyn Road
    Sooke
    250.642.4456

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Ave.
    Langford
    250.474.5145

  • Brentwood Auto & Metal Recyclers

    7481 West Saanich road
    Saanichton
    250.665.7282

  • CRD Curbside Blue Box Recycling Program

    (pick up service only)
    Victoria
    250.385.4399

  • Darryl's and James's Digs

    103 East Point Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.3385

  • DL's Recycling Centre

    6844 Oldfield Rd
    Saanichton
    250.544.3103

  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street
    Victoria
    250.386.4342

  • Emterra Environmental (commercial only)

    304 John Street
    Victoria
    250.385.4399

  • Galiano Recycling Depot

    220 Sturdies Bay Road
    Galiano Island
    250.539.5769

  • Gulf Island Recycling Service

    (pick up service only)
    Salt Spring Island
    250.538.7206

  • H.L. Disposal & Lawn Services Ltd.

    334 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.381.2020

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Laurie's Recycling & Integrated Resource Mgmt. Inc / Laurie's Garbage & Recycling

    295 Park Drive
    Salt Spring Island
    250.653.9279

  • Mayne Island Recycling Depot

    390 Campbell Bay Road
    Mayne Island
    250.539.3383

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

    1771 Elgin Road
    Oak Bay
    250.598.4501

  • Pacific Mobile Depots (PMD)

    6215 Marilyn Rd
    Sooke
    250.893.3851

  • Pender Island Recycling Depot

    4400 Otter Bay Road
    Pender Island
    250.629.6962

  • Pender Island Waste Management Ltd

    PO Box 26
    Pender Island
    250.629.6690

  • Port Renfrew Recycling Drop Box

    Parkinson Road
    Port Renfrew
    1.800.663.4425

  • reFUSE

    304 John St
    Victoria
    250.381.6007

  • Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot

    349 Rainbow Road
    Salt Spring Island
    250.537.1200

  • Saturna Island Recycling Depot

    101 Harris Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.8080

  • Schnitzer

    307 David Street
    Victoria
    250.381.5865

  • Sooke Disposal Ltd.

    No drop off depot.
    Sooke
    250.642.3646

  • The Environmental Story

    Aluminum is made from strip mined bauxite ore, using sodium hydroxide and extremely high temperatures. The highest reserves of bauxite are found in Guinea, Australia, Vietnam and Jamaica, but the supply is not endless and aluminum is one of the most difficult metals to refine. Because of the amount of energy needed to create new aluminum, as well as the acidification problems associated with its production, recycling aluminum is far easier on the environment.