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Pizza Boxes

Pizza Boxes

Corrugated cardboard has been banned from the garbage since 1993. Residential pizza boxes 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 as well as some drop off locations.  

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How do I go green?

Order one big pizza instead of several small ones. Resist delivery and go out for pizza or make one from scratch.

Use grease and food free pizza boxes in the garden as a sheet mulching layer or as a brown layer in your compost. 

Clean properly prepared pizza boxes are accepted in the curbside blue box recycling program and for free at Recycle BC Depots found here. To prepare pizza boxes for recycling, empty them of all food waste, liners and inserts. Tear off the lids or turn the boxes inside out and place out with your cardboard.

Not all facilities listed below are part of the provincial program and may charge a fee for drop off. Contact facilities directly regarding size limits and charges.

Facilities

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Ave.
    Langford
    250.474.5145

  • 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

  • DL's Recycling Centre

    6844 Oldfield Rd
    Saanichton
    250.544.3103

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mayne Island Recycling Depot

    390 Campbell Bay Road
    Mayne Island
    250.539.3383

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

    1771 Elgin Road
    Oak Bay
    250.598.4501

  • 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

    101 Harris Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.8080

  • Sooke Disposal Ltd.

    No drop off depot.
    Sooke
    250.642.3646

  • The Environmental Story

    Most types of cardboard can be recycled up to five times before wood fibers shorten and begin to disintegrate. Your old packing or pizza box can be put to good use many times before reaching the end of its lifespan. Using any cardboard, however, means the harvesting of trees, as new fibres must be blended with old ones for adequate strength.