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Cast Iron

Cast Iron

Cast iron is one of the oldest metals in engineering. Used for making everything from bridges and fire proof buildings to stoves, machinery parts, cookware and bathtubs, cast iron is an easy to work with and indefinitely recyclable material. Once at the end of its lifespan in a current form, it can be melted down and reused with no decline in quality.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

Buy more cast iron! Cast Iron cookware lasts longer than steel or aluminum and is more affordable than copper. It also takes less energy to produce than many other metals. That said, buy only what you need and avoid upgrading if your current item still functions.

Reuse

Provide a starving student with a new (to them) cookware set. An old bathtub can gain a new life as a water trough for farming animals or a garden bed. Cast iron fry pans add trace amounts of iron to your meals, an essential element.

Recycle

Bring old cast iron in any form to the following recycling depots to ensure it gets recycled properly.

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

  • Mayne Island Recycling Depot

    390 Campbell Bay Road
    Mayne Island
    250.539.3383

  • 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

  • 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

    Iron oxidizes very slowly, giving off iron ashes, carbon based flakes which are beneficial to the environment. They promote growth and increase plankton in the oceans, thereby helping to mitigate the effects of global warming. Though iron takes energy to smelt and reform, it is one of the less damaging metals to make and recycle, as it melts at a relatively low temperature. Anything iron but no longer usable in your home should be recycled, to promote the reuse of this metal.