Recycle Depot

COVID update: The Beyond the Blue Box Recycle Depot continues to operate each month from 9am-noon in the parking lot.

Next depot: Sat Feb 20, 2021

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

 By volume:  Regular garbage bag $3.75                               Large garbage bag $7.50


* 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), 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:


For more information on recycle depot or to volunteer:

604-718-5800 (press 1)



9am - Noon

Jan 16, Feb 20, Mar 20, Apr 17,

May 15, Jun 19, Jul 17, Aug 21,

Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18