Recycle Depot

Beyond the Blue Box: Recycling at Britannia

Every third Saturday of the month, Britannia Centre sponsors a plastics recycling depot located in the back parking lot at Britannia, where recyclers can dispose of the plastic items the City of Vancouver can’t take. Pacific Mobile Depots (PMD), based in Victoria, collects plastics and other materials, then sells them to small BC factories to repurpose:  http://pmdrecycling.com

 

For a small price, you can get rid of plastic bags in your cupboards, broken plastic toys in the basement, and a host of other items such as styrofoam, foil-lined materials, and metal objects. So bring your plastics/metals/solid foam, and they will get a new purpose in life. What’s not to like? Proceeds go to PMD and Britannia Centre.

 

What Do We Recycle and at What Cost?

 * Hard & Soft Plastics and Styrofoam - (bags, bubble wrap, children’s toys, plastics wrappings and packaging, etc.) foil-lined bags, tetra paks, gable-top cartons (eg. milk and juice cartons), plant pots and Styrofoam.

 By volume:  Regular garbage bag $3.50                               Large garbage bag $7.00

 

* Electronic Waste

- Servers and laptops – Free

- Wires & Cables – Free (Excluding coaxial cables $1/lb)

  -Other electronics/small appliances $2.50 small/ $5 large

 

* Bike tires/tubes - $0.75/tube, $10 bagged (36”x48”)

 

* Infant/ Child Car Seats

- $12 – you dismantle it (fabric, metal, foam, plastic separated), or $20 – we dismantle it for you!

 

* Free – Lightbulbs & batteries of all sizes

  

For a more detailed and comprehensive list,

please visit the website at:

www.pmdrecycling.com

 

For more information on recycle depot or to volunteer:

604-718-5800 (press 1)

 

 

Final Recycle Depot for 2018 - Sat Dec 15

 

2019 RECYCLE DEPOT

9am - Noon

Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 16, Apr 20, May 18, Jun 15,

Jul 20, Aug 17, Sep 14, Oct 19, Nov 16, Dec 21