What would you like to Recycle?

Plastic packaging (flexible)

candy wrappers, cereal bags, chip bags, bubble wrap, shrink wrap, plastic envelopes, zipper-lock pouches, coffee bags, deli bags, baby food pouches, wet wipe dispenser bags, cookie bags, cellophane, foil gift wrap, chocolate bar wrappers, vacuum seal packaging, woven plastic bags, net plastic bags, stand-up pouches.
Plastic packaging (flexible)
These plastics are crinkly, they don't stretch and often they are lined with foil or sealed for freshness.

Examples include candy wrappers, cereal bags, chip bags, bubble wrap, shrink wrap, plastic air packets, plastic shipping envelopes, zipper-lock pouches (but not Zip-lock bags), coffee bags, deli bags, baby food pouches, wet wipe dispenser bags, cookie bags, cellophane for wrapping flowers and gifts, foil gift wrap, cheese slice wrappers, chocolate bar wrappers, vacuum seal packaging, fresh pasta packaging, inner seals on yogurt containers, woven and 'net' plastic bags for fruit and vegetables and stand-up pouches.

These materials are not accepted in the CRD curbside recycling program but can be returned to the recycling depots listed below.

Items not accepted in this depot program include plastic squeeze tubes, plastic-lined paper, paper-lined plastic, plastic strapping, six-pack rings, PVC/vinyl or squishy foam.

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How do I go green?


When shopping consider how much packaging has been used for the items your considering purchasing and if the product's packaging is a material that you can reused (eg. mesh bags, glass jars, plastic tubs).


Re-use foil wrap when you give gifts and bubble wrap you mail something fragile in the future.


These materials are currently being collected as part of a pilot program at the recycling depots listed below.  These materials are not accepted in the CRD's curbside collection program.

Current collection of this type of material is part of a research and development project that will enable us to recycle this material. 

During this time, material that is unable to be recycled will be recovered and produced into engineered fuel. 

For more information, please visit www.recyclebc.ca/flexiblepackaging.


  • Galiano Recycling Depot

    220 Sturdies Bay Road
    Galiano Island

  • Hartland Recycling Facility

    1 Hartland Avenue

  • London Drugs

    All Locations

  • Mayne Island Recycling Depot

    390 Campbell Bay Road
    Mayne Island

  • Pender Island Recycling Depot

    4400 Otter Bay Road
    Pender Island

  • Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot

    349 Rainbow Road
    Salt Spring Island

  • Saturna Island Recycling Depot

    Navarez & Harris Road
    Saturna Island