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Glass Bottles and Jars (non-refundable)

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Glass Bottles and Jars (non-refundable)
Glass jars full of condiments and sauces line our fridge doors and keep our spices fresh in our cupboards. This inert and fully recyclable material should be kept out of the landfill, where one bottle can take one million years to biodegrade.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

Only buy what you need; make sauces from scratch instead of relying on the prepared packaged varieties; use condiments sparingly.

Reuse

Glass jars are ideal for storing and organizing – throw in some dried herbs from the garden, cotton pads in the bathroom, or remove the lid and use it for a drinking glass. Wrap some wire around the lid threading and make a handle, add a tea light and you have a lovely patio lantern.

Recycle

Clean glass bottles and jars are accepted at locations listed below, contact facilities directly regarding fees charged.

Residential glass bottles and jars can be recycled for free through the provincial Recycle BC program. In the Capital Region this is available through the curbside blue box recycling program and numerous drop off locations.

Refundable bottles are managed through the beverage container return program. See the listing for Beverage Containers (refundable) for the location of collection facilities in the region.

Facilities

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Ave.
    Langford
    250.474.5145

  • Bottle Depot - Glanford

    4261 Glanford Avenue
    Saanich
    250.727.7480

  • Bottle Depot - Quadra

    3961 Quadra
    Victoria
    250.727.7480

  • Bottle Depot, Victoria - Queens

    655 Queens Avenue
    Victoria
    250.727.7480

  • Cascades Recovery (commercial only)

    2800 Bridge Street
    Victoria
    250.480.1274

  • CCR Capital City Recycling Ltd.

    (pick up service only)
    Saanichton
    250.652.5008

  • 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

  • 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 Avenue
    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, Saltspring

    370 Lower Ganges Road
    Ganges, Saltspring
    250.537.8784

  • Island Return It, Sidney

    10025 Galaran Road
    Sidney
    250.655.4878

  • 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

  • Pacific Mobile Depots (PMD)

    6215 Marilyn Rd
    Sooke
    250.893.3851

  • Pender Island Recycling Depot

    4400 Otter Bay Road
    Pender Island
    250.629.6962

  • 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

    Navarez & Harris Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.9940

  • The Environmental Story

    Glass is made from heated silica (sand), and other readily available non-toxic natural materials.  While it is heavier than other packaging products such as plasticstin and Tetra Paks, and therefore results in a higher greenhouse gas output through the transport of glass packaged products, the other green properties of this material keep it actively used.  For every six tons of container glass recycled, a ton of carbon dioxide is kept out of our atmosphere.

    Did You Know?

    Glass sent for recycling will be sorted by colour and then ground into cullet to use for new glass, paint for reflective signs, sand blasting or in construction materials such as fiberglass insulation or glassphalt.