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Plastic Rigid Packaging (no Styrofoam)

Plastic Rigid Packaging (no Styrofoam)
Rigid plastic packaging includes packaging from consumer goods such as tools and electronics, and food, such as salads and baked goods. Many of these items are bulky and will not have a traditional recycling triangle imprinted on them. Don’t be fooled—they can still be recycled easily—in your CRD Blue Box! It is important to remember to separate paper or wires that may be part of this packaging before recycling, stickered labels can be left on.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

There is no better response to manufacturer’s trends toward increased plastic packaging than refusal. Just don’t buy items that employ wasteful packaging. There are almost always alternatives.

Choose fruit and baked goods in bulk rather than in plastic containers; download music and movies from iTunes rather than buying CDs DVDs and their packaging; choose to refuse and keep the planet healthier.

Reuse

Plastic containers can be washed and reused to hold hardware, craft supplies or seeds.

Recycle

All rigid plastic packaging (except Styrofoam) can be recycled in your curbside Blue Box. This includes plastic clamshell packaging for produce or baked goods, containers for soaps, and food product containers such as yogurt. If the packaging has them, it is important to remember to separate paper or wires that may be part of this packaging before recycling, stickered labels can be left on. Rigid plastic can also be dropped off at the depots and companies listed below.

Facilities

  • Cascades Recovery (commercial only)

    2800 Bridge Street
    Victoria
    250.480.1274

  • 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

  • H.L. Disposal & Lawn Services Ltd.

    334 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.381.2020

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • 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

  • Pender Island Waste Management Ltd

    PO Box 26
    Pender Island
    250.629.6690

  • reFUSE

    304 John St
    Victoria
    250.381.6007

  • Saturna Island Recycling Depot

    101 Harris Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.8080

  • The Environmental Story

    Rigid plastic packaging creates far more waste than necessary for the packaging and selling of consumer goods. Like a wildfire that has spread in the wind, this packaging now encloses many common items we can buy at the hardware store, pharmacy or toy store, leaving a mountain of unnecessary plastic in its wake.