What would you like to Recycle?

Windows

Windows
Have you undertaken a renovation or demolition project and ended up with a stash of unbroken windows?

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

Refrain from replacing older windows, and keep the cold out and heat in by properly weather stripping around the window and installing storm windows, heavy curtains and/or shutters.

Reuse

A timber framed multi-pane or sash and case glass window makes an interesting design element when mounted on the wall or on an exterior garden wall. You can also offer your used windows on Freecycle, Craigslist or Used Victoria. If you don’t want it, chances are someone else will!

Recycle

If your window has some aesthetic appeal, an antiques or second hand consignment store may be willing to take it off your hands, and you might even fetch a nice price! Habitat for Humanity will accept framed window donations for the ReStore, check the website or call ahead to make sure they are accepting the kind of window you have.  Go to Glass (pane) to find out how to recycle the glass part of windows.

Facilities

  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street
    Victoria
    250.386.4342

  • RemoveAndReUse.Com

    Online resource only for Capital Region residents
    Victoria

  • The Environmental Story

    Like glass bottles and jars, glass windows will take nearly an eternity to biodegrade in a landfill. Glass windows are not accepted through curbside recycling schemes, but there are still some green options for the Capital Region resident.