What would you like to Recycle?

Appliances (small), Exercise Machines, Power Tools

toaster, bread maker, kettle, coffee maker, microwave, vacuum, drill, power saw, sewing machine, serger, microwave, food processor, curling iron, hair dryer, countertop oven, clock, iron, shaver, exercise equipment, sports devices, treadmills, ellipticals, cross trainers, cycling machines, drills, glue guns, laser levels, grinders, sanders, table saws, saws, lathe
Appliances (small), Exercise Machines, Power Tools

Small appliances, power tools, exercise machines and hobby equipment are managed through the province-wide ElectroRecycle product stewardship program. Hundreds of residential use items powered by electricity or battery are included in the program. A full list of what is accepted and free depot locations is available on their website.

Microwaves - Facilities below accept the countertop type.  See Appliances (large) for built-in, over-the-range type.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Do you really need the latest and greatest gelato maker, balloon inflator or abdominal toning belt? It might be better to stay with your current appliances, power tools and exercise equipment if they meet your needs.

Donate small appliances, power tools and exercise equipment 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.

Facilities

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Ave.
    Langford
    250.474.5145

  • Bottle Depot - Glanford

    4261 Glanford Avenue
    Saanich
    250.727.7480

  • Bottle Depot, Victoria - Queens

    655 Queens Avenue
    Victoria
    250.727.7480

  • Brentwood Auto & Metal Recyclers

    7481 West Saanich road
    Saanichton
    250.665.7282

  • Darryl's and James's Digs

    103 East Point Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.3385

  • H.L. Disposal & Lawn Services Ltd.

    334 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.381.2020

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Island Return It, Esquimalt

    935 Ellery Street
    Esquimalt
    250.381.1482

  • Island Return It, Sidney

    10025 Galaran Road
    Sidney
    250.655.4878

  • London Drugs

    All locations in the capital region

  • Mayne Island Recycling Depot

    390 Campbell Bay Road
    Mayne Island
    250.539.3383

  • Oak Bay Green Committee / Carnarvon Park Recycling Depot

    Carnarvon Park
    Victoria

  • 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

  • Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot

    349 Rainbow Road
    Salt Spring Island
    250.537.1200

  • Salvation Army - Brentwood

    7177 West Saanich Rd
    Brentwood Bay
    250.652.4622

  • Salvation Army - Cedar Hill Cross

    1551 Cedar Hill Cross Road
    Victoria BC
    250.382.3714

  • Salvation Army - Hillside

    990 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.380.7717

  • Salvation Army - Langford

    777 Goldstream Ave
    Victoria
    250.478.6933

  • Salvation Army - Vanalman

    765 Vanalman Avenue
    Victoria
    250.727.2293

  • Salvation Army - View Royal

    307 Island Highway
    Victoria
    250.708.0520

  • Sooke Disposal Ltd.

    No drop off depot.
    Sooke
    250.642.3646

  • South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association Plastic Re-Cycle

    1625 Bank Street
    Victoria
    250.595.2685

  • The Environmental Story

    Household appliances have an environmental impact in all phases of their lifecycle; during production, while in use and at end of product life.
    In the production process, plastics and metals are the major constituent parts of small appliances. In addition, heavy metals like lead, mercury and cadmium are commonly used in the electronic components.  Other environmentally harmful substances such as polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) may be used as flame retardants in the products.
    These heavy metals and chemicals can accumulate in the food chain causing chronic and/or acute health impacts to humans and harm to ecosystems.
    When an appliance is in use, off gassing, noise emissions and energy consumption are concerns.  At the end of its product life cycle, the worn-out appliance and its packaging materials, if not recycled, will increase the burden of our landfill sites through indiscriminate disposal.

    Did You Know?

    Many of these items are operated by batteries.  There is a separate program in BC for battery recycling, including rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries.  If batteries can be easily removed from a small appliance, they should be returned through the Call2Recycle program.  If batteries are not designed to be removed, the small appliance can be returned with the batteries included.