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
Used Oil and Oil Filters
Household Electronics and Appliances
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
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
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
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
Jars / non - refundable bottles - Must be clean - No lids. For further information visit Recyclebc.ca under Glass Containers
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
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
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
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
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Yard Waste Drop Off
Classified as grass clippings, leaves, small branches, twigs, flowers and weeds
Contain branches larger than 3" in diameter
Contain Invasive species
Contain garbage or plastics
What are some examples of an invasive species?
- Poison Hemlock
- Daphne/Spurge Laurel
For more information regarding invasive species visit cvrd.bc.ca under Yard and Garden