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Plastic Rigid Packaging (no Styrofoam)

Plastic Rigid Packaging (no Styrofoam)
Residential plastic rigid packaging 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.

Rigid plastic packaging includes packaging from consumer goods such as toys, toothbrushes, batteries, 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. If you want to know if your plastic rigid packaging can be recycled at the curb in your blue box, please check out Recycle BC's materials list

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How do I go green?

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.

Some plastic packaging can be washed and reused to hold items like hardware, craft supplies or seeds.

All residential plastic rigid packaging (except Styrofoam) is accepted in the curbside blue box recycling program and for free at Recycle BC Depots found here

It is important to remember to separate paper or wires that may be part of the packaging before recycling; stickered labels can be left on.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.