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
Servers and laptops: Free
Wires & Cables: Free (Excluding coaxial cables $1/lb)
Other electronics/small appliances: $3 small/ $6 large
$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!
For a more detailed and comprehensive list, please visit:
For more information on recycle depot or to volunteer, call 604.718.5800 (ext 1) or mail .