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Bronze

Bronze

Bronze is a metal alloy composed of copper and another element such as tin, phosphorus, aluminum or silicon. Originally used as a tool, weapon, sculpture and building materials during and after the bronze age, bronze is now used for sculpture, weather stripping, bearings, bushings and as a component of small electric motors. Bronze is recognized for its durability, strength and resistance to corrosion.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

Avoid buying new bronze whenever possible—select an antique statue and buy used motors to save having to manufacture new parts.

Reuse

Give those bronze paper weights to a writer! Bronze can be given away or donated for reuse. Check the listings below.

Recycle

You can recycle bronze at any of the listings below. Recycled bronze is melted down and formed again, saving ecosystems and the environment.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Pender Island Recycling Depot

    4400 Otter Bay Road
    Pender Island
    250.629.6962

  • Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot

    349 Rainbow Road
    Salt Spring Island
    250.537.1200

  • Schnitzer

    307 David Street
    Victoria
    250.381.5865

  • Sooke Disposal Ltd.

    No drop off depot.
    Sooke
    250.642.3646

  • The Environmental Story

    Bronze is made by smelting copper and tin together; both metals must first be mined from the earth. Copper mining, along with gold and silver mining, is responsible for devastating environmental destruction in rainforests around the world—mines deforest an area, release harmful chemicals such as mercury and cyanide, which can end up in nearby water bodies and can cause flooding, erosion and the death of localized flora and fauna.