Recycle Depot

The Beyond the Blue Box Recycle Depot operates on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:00am-12:00pm in the parking lot.

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.

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 packs, gable-top cartons (eg. milk and juice cartons), plant pots and Styrofoam.

Regular garbage bag: $4

Large garbage bag: $8


Electronic Waste

Servers and laptops: Free

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

Other electronics/small appliances: $3 small/ $6 large


Bike Tires & Tubes

$1/tube, $10 bagged (36”x48”)


Infant & Child Car Seats

$12 – you dismantle it (fabric, metal, foam, plastic separated)

$20 – we dismantle it for you!


Lightbulbs & Batteries

All sizes are free to recycle!


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For more information on recycle depot or to volunteer, call 604.718.5800 (ext 1) or mail .