What would you like to Recycle?

Zinc

Zinc
Zinc is used most often to galvanize steel or as an alloy in brass. Like all metals, zinc is banned from the garbage and must be recycled.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

Often, we replace things in our home due only to aesthetic concerns. Replacement of working items means more strain on the environment and increased energy use. See if you can redecorate or ‘spruce up’ a room without having to remove brass fixtures or hardware—think of them as antiques!

Reuse

Resist the urge to buy new locks, door handles, brass furniture or instruments. There are many used product stores in the region that can supply us with all of these items, at no cost to the environment. Try the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for door hardware and plumbing materials and antique stores or auction houses for brass furniture such as beds. Many music stores carry a wide range of used instruments or can help source one.

Recycle

Metal items containing zinc can be brought to a variety of recycling depots around the region—see the listings below. If you have zinc supplements to dispose of, take them back to your local pharmacy where they will accept them free of charge as part of the Medication Return Program 

Facilities

  • A&P Disposal & Recycling

    6220 Marilyn Road
    Sooke
    250.642.4456

  • Brentwood Auto & Metal Recyclers

    7481 West Saanich road
    Saanichton
    250.665.7282

  • DL's Recycling Centre

    6844 Oldfield Rd
    Saanichton
    250.544.3103

  • 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

  • Pender Island Recycling Depot

    4400 Otter Bay Road
    Pender Island
    250.629.6962

  • Pender Island Waste Management Ltd

    PO Box 26
    Pender Island
    250.629.6690

  • Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot

    349 Rainbow Road
    Salt Spring Island
    250.537.1200

  • Schnitzer

    307 David Street
    Victoria
    250.381.5865

  • Sooke Disposal Ltd.

    No drop off depot.
    Sooke
    250.642.3646

  • The Environmental Story

    Zinc is mined from the earth using extensive energy and fossil fuels, which often harms the environment surrounding the mine. The recycling of zinc, however, can go on infinitely, without any loss of quality, making it a prime candidate for recycling and reuse.