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Stereos

Stereos
Stereo equipment includes radios, CD players, tape decks and receivers.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

You can save money and household clutter by resisting the urge to buy new stereo equipment and other electronics. Staying with your current model is one of the best things you can do for the environment.

Choose a multi-function model to cut down on components and choose EnergyStar certified products.

Reuse

Old stereo equipment can often live a second life with someone else in the region—try advertizing your stereo for sale or for free on Craigslist, UsedVictoria or Ebay. Some charities also accept gently used equipment.  Just be sure your stereo is in truly good working order.

Recycle

Stereos are now part of the Product Stewardship program for electronic waste.  They can be taken to a number of drop-off locations throughout the CRD for free for recycling - you've already paid for this service with an environmental handling fee (EHF) when you bought it.  Not all of the facilities listed below are part of the Product Stewardship program.  If they are not they may charge a recycling fee.

Facilities

  • A&P Disposal & Recycling

    6220 Marilyn Road
    Sooke
    250.642.4456

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Ave.
    Langford
    250.474.5145

  • Beacon Community Services Thrift Shop (Thrift Shop on Fourth)

    9760 Fourth Street
    Victoria
    250.656.6828

  • Bottle Depot - Glanford

    4261 Glanford Avenue
    Saanich
    250.727.7480

  • Bottle Depot, Victoria - Queens

    655 Queens Avenue
    Victoria
    250.727.7480

  • Darryl's and James's Digs

    103 East Point Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.3385

  • 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

  • London Drugs

    All locations in the capital region

  • Oak Bay Green Committee / Carnarvon Park Recycling Depot

    Carnarvon Park
    Victoria

  • Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot

    349 Rainbow Road
    Salt Spring Island
    250.537.1200

  • Salvation Army - Brentwood

    7177 West Saanich Rd
    Brentwood Bay
    250.652.4622

  • Salvation Army - Cedar Hill Cross

    1551 Cedar Hill Cross Road
    Victoria BC
    250.382.3714

  • Salvation Army - Hillside

    990 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.380.7717

  • Salvation Army - Vanalman

    765 Vanalman Avenue
    Victoria
    250.727.2293

  • Salvation Army - Victoria

    525 Johnson Street
    Victoria
    250.384.3755

  • Salvation Army - View Royal

    307 Island Highway
    Victoria
    250.708.0520

  • Sooke Disposal Ltd.

    No drop off depot.
    Sooke
    250.642.3646

  • South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association Plastic Re-Cycle

    1625 Bank Street
    Victoria
    250.595.2685

  • The Environmental Story

    More than 140,000 tonnes of electronics waste annually accumulates in Canadian landfills, where hazardous materials may seep into our groundwater.

    The Electronics Stewardship Association of BC has expanded its current electronics recycling program to include stereos, speakers, audio and video recording and playback systems as well as all types of telephones. Stereos are returnable through the “Return It” program.

    Did You Know?

    E Stewards

    The Basel Action Network is an organization dedicated to upholding the Basel Convention, which bans the export of hazardous waste to developing countries. BAN has developed an independently accredited list of e-Stewards, leading North American electronics recyclers who uphold the highest standard of environmental and social responsibility. By using an e-Steward, you can be assured your computer parts are being recycled in a responsible manner.