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Metal

scrap metal, barbeque, BBQ, metal hangers, bikes
Metal
Metal is one of the easiest materials to recycle with a number of long established scrap metal recycling facilities located within the CRD.  Clean metal cans, lids and foil pie plates are accepted in the blue box.  Metal ready to drink beverage containers are on the deposit system and can be returned for refund to bottle depots in any quantity or to where you bought them in small quantities (maximum 20).  Make sure they are clean.  Any item that it at least 80% metal, such as a bicycle, barbeque or lawn mower can and must be recycled.  Metal is banned from the landfill.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

Choosing metal cans may be a better option than plastic bottles when choosing a soft drink or juice, as recycling options are easier on the environment and longer lasting. Recycling aluminum does not involve downcycling—an old can is made into a new can, over and over, unlike plastic, which is usually remade into a lower quality plastic. Nevertheless, you can still reduce your consumption of steel by not overindulging on canned goods and appliance replacements.

Reuse

If you have a metal appliance or equipment in good working order, try posting it on freecycle or craigslist or check if a local charity is accepting.  Store and organise pens, pencils, and utensils or puncture holes in metal cans or use them as decorative candleholders.

Recycle

Wash that can out, flatten it, remove the paper label, and put it in your blue bin! The paper labels can go into your blue bag.  If you have larger quantities of cans, old barbeques or other scrap metal, take them to a metal recycling facility.

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

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

    1771 Elgin Road
    Oak Bay
    250.598.4501

  • 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

  • Did You Know?

    Metal is banned from going into the garbage at Hartland Landfill (we will take it in the recycling area on site), so you must take your old metal frying pans, hangers, microwave ovens and any other item that is more than 80% metal to a facility that accepts metal.