Recycling - No charge materials 

Film plastics vs other flexible plastic packaging

You may have noticed and are hopefully currently using our plastics recycling! There are two different bins for plastics, one is for Film Plastics and the other is for Other Flexible Plastic Packaging. Here’s a breakdown of each material.

But wait, what’s the point in separating?

Well, Film Plastics are able to be recycled no problem. However, the Other Flexible Plastic Packaging requires a more innovative solution. So, Recycle BC partnered with Merlin Plastics to create a pilot project to reuse that material and turn it into a sustainable energy source, called engineered fuel! This could be a substitute for other fuel sources such as coal! Let's work together to get these plastics to the right place.

Click here for a handy guide to recycling plastics. 

Materials Accepted under Recycle BC

Materials Accepted under other programs

Other Accepted Materials 

  • Scrap Metal

  • Used Oil and Oil Filters

  • Household Electronics and Appliances 

  • Propane Tank
     

Semi - rigid Plastics 

For example: plastic jugs (milk, cooking oil, shampoo bottles, etc), Plastic jars (Peanut butter, etc), plastic containers (margarine, yogurt, etc), plastic packaging, and more - see Recyclebc.ca for full list of acceptable materials under Plastic Containers

 

Paper Products

For example: Newspapers, flyers, softcopy books, magazines, telephone books, cardboard, paper bags, and more see Recyclebc.ca for full list of acceptable materials under Paper and Paper Packaging for Dry Goods

Aluminum & Steel Products

For example: Aluminum non-refundable cans and lids for food, aluminum foil wrap and foil take out containers or food trays - Do not include aerosols with these, for proper aerosol container disposal see Paint products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foam Packaging 

 For example: Foam trays, foam egg cartons, foam clamshell cups/take out containers, Styrofoam and more. Items that cannot be accepted: Foam Peanuts, packing chips or noodles, blue or pink insulation, see full list visit Recyclebc.ca under Foam Packaging- Note: All containers must be clean and dry, otherwise it cannot be recycled

 

 

Other Flexible Plastics 

For example: Zipper lock bags, stand up pouches bags for potato chips, candy bars, packaging for dry pasta, net bags for produce and more, to see full list visit Recyclebc.ca under Other Flexible Plastic Packaging

 

Film Plastics 

For example: Overwrap, bags for produce, bread bags, overwrap for mattresses or furniture, and more,  to see full list visit Recyclebc.ca under Plastic Bags and Overwrap

Glass Containers

Jars / non - refundable bottles - Must be clean - No lids. For further information visit Recyclebc.ca under Glass Containers

Paint Products

Includes residential paint, paint aerosols, non-paint aerosols, pesticides with DOT#, and more, for full list of accepted materials visit productcare.org or ask Fisher Road Recycling staff for the Product Care pamphlet. Note: Products must be in original container with legible labels

 

Tires

For free disposal tires cannot have rims, they can be accepted as this facility with rim but for a fee. Tires from following vehicles are accepted: Car, Light truck, motorcycle and ATV. As well as:

Wheel barrow tires: With rim, no rocks or debris inside, tire liners and inner tubes are ok, may have rim bead severed.

Semi-Truck tires (Highway only) may be accepted: 19.5 Inches or larger, no "P' or "LT" rating, rim bead must be intact but - side walls and tread surfaces may be cut, no rocks or debris inside.

Agricultural tires can be accepted if R1 or R4  
For further information visit tsbc.ca

Light Bulbs

 

Includes: Compact flourscent lights (CFLs), Floursecnt tubes, UV and germicidial bulbs, Incandescent & halogen bulbs, Light emitting diodes (LEDs), Ultra High Preformance (UHP) bulbs, High-intensity discharge (HIDs) - For more information visit Productcare.org/products/lights

Batteries

Household batteries includes: single use/Alkaline batteries and rechargeable batteries. See Call2recycle.ca for more information

Automotive batteries are also accepted 

**The above highlighted in red is free to dispose of if brought in with other chargeable materials - If brought in on its own a fee will apply

Check out some of our new brochures!

  • Fisher Road Recycling General Information 

  • No Charge Items

  • Compost Products 

Or ask staff for a hardcopy today!

Yard Waste Drop Off

Classified as grass clippings, leaves, small branches, twigs, flowers and weeds


It Cannot 

  • Contain branches larger than 3" in diameter

  • Contain Invasive species

  • Contain garbage or plastics

  • Contain rocks

  • Contain sod

  • contain dirt

What are some examples of an invasive species?
 

  • Giant Hogweed

  • Knotweed
  • Poison Hemlock
  • Daphne/Spurge Laurel 

For more information regarding invasive species visit cvrd.bc.ca under Yard and Garden 

Questions?

Contact us through the form below with any questions, concerns or feedback. 

 

Monday - Saturday 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Open Sundays for Yard Waste Disposal Only 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hours of Operation

1355 Fisher Road,

Cobble Hill, British Columbia 
V0R 1L0
250-733-2108

Email us at: 

manager@fisherroadrecycling.com

Credit Card Payments

Please call in your Mastercard or Visa number. Unfortunately we do not accept Visa Debit.

E-Transfers

Please send payment to: dlsbins_ar@shaw.ca they need to quote the invoice number in the note part of the e transfer. For the question it should be “job location street name” answer should be the street name indicated on the invoice.

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