ABC Recycling Ltd
Address:
Phone: 250 - 286 - 3504
Toll Free: 1 - 888 - 880 - 6488
Fax: 250 - 286 - 3516
Email: dave.miller@abcrecycling.com
Website: www.abcrecycling.com
 
 
Island Return It Recycling Centre, Campbell River
Address: 1580F Willow St., Campbell River BC, V9W 3M7
Phone: 250 - 287 - 4224
Fax: 250 - 748 - 7590
Email: campbellriver@islandreturnit.com
Website: www.islandreturnit.com
 
 
Money4metal.ca
Address: 3988 S, Isl. Hwy. , Campbell River BC, V9H1L9
Phone: 250 - 830 - 3130
Email: admin@tyeeimports.com
Website: www.money4metal.ca
 
 
North Island Bottle Depot & Recycling
Address: 1393C Maple St., Campbell River BC, V9W 5E3
Phone: 250 - 287 - 4441
Email:
Website:
 
 
Schnitzer Steel Pacific  
Address: 5551 Duncan Bay Rd., Campbell River BC, V9H 1N6
Phone: 250 - 287 - 8748
Fax:  250 - 286 - 3129
Email:
Website: www.schnitzersteel.com
 
 
Seaworthy Marine Recycler
Address: 2865 Vigar Rd., Campbell River BC, V9W 6G4
Phone: 250 - 286 - 3361
Email: seaworthymarine@shaw.ca
Website: www.seaworthymarine.ca
 
Willow Point Bottle Exchange
Address: 2210B S Isl Hwy., Campbell River BC, V9W 1C3
Phone: 250 - 923 - 4101
Email:
Website:

Recycle, Re-Use


Come May 19, there will be new rules and opportunities for recycling in the Province of British Columbia.  The new Multimaterials BC program will be instituted and offers many more options for recycling a whole host of items previously considered garbage.  Multi Materials BC is the first step in creating a more throrough recycling program which is good for the entire province. 


Beverage Containers            
 

Recycle, Re-Use

In this day of pollution and over-filled landfills, concern for the environment has never been more prevalent. Often we question what items can and cannot be recycled and where some items go to be recycled.  In the following pages are some quick answers to some everyday questions about recycling as to what can be recycled and where.
 
Our first concern is to begin at the consumer level by:
 
Buying ….Only the amount you require.  
 
Using…..What you buy.  Add an extra coat of paint and save leftover product for future use.
 
Disposing…..Of leftovers safely and responsibly at your local depot.
 

Beverage Containers

All ready-to-drink beverage containers including; plastic, glass, drink boxes, cans and cartons can be returned for recycle.  It doesn't’t matter if its water, juice, sports drinks or soft drinks, wine or spirits, if it was sold in BC it can be recycled.
 
Beverage containers can be recycled at:
  • Island Return It Centre, Campbell River
  • North Island Bottle Depot and Recycling
  • Willow Point Bottle Exchange
  • Worldwise Recycling.
The usual deposit refund paid on these items are as follows:
 
$0.05 - $0.10…….For non-alcoholic beverage containers up to and including 1 litre.
$0.05 - $0.10…….For alcohol containers such as wine, spirits, non-refillable beer, cider and cooler containers up to and including 1 litre.
$0.20…….For all beverage containers over 1 litre.
 
Milk Containers
  • Milk and milk substitutes of all sizes and types are not in the deposit system, which mean you do not receive money back, however most depots accept them for recycle.
Aluminum Cans
  • The most commonly used individual serving container – please leave the pull-tabs on.
Other Metal Cans     
  • Any metal container other than aluminum; ranging from small single serve tins to large tomato and apple juice cans – leave the label on.
These items are baled, melted and back on the shelf again as cans within 6 weeks.  This program saves an enormous amount of raw materials, it takes 95% less energy to manufacture a can from recycled material than it does to start with new material.
 
Plastic Bottles
  • The familiar plastic soft drink and water bottles including coolers and some spirits.  Containers may be clear or coloured – cap off – label on.
Other Plastic Jugs, Cups and Bottles
  • Clear or tinted, opaque plastic and vinyl containers – cap off – label on.
All Plastic bottles are power-washed, shredded and washed again.  The shredded material is then sold to other companies who pull, stretch and meld the shreds into fibre for new bottles and buckets.  Recycling plastics uses 35% less energy than manufacturing new plastic.
 
Glass Bottles
  • The everyday glass juice and beverage bottles as well as wine, spirits, imported beer and coolers, tinted and clear – cap off – label on.
The glass is ground down into small pieces called “cullet” and used in the manufacturing of a variety items; such as fiberglass insulation, sandblasting material and sand for golf course sand-traps, it can also be added to asphalt in the making of new roads.
 
Bag-in-a-Box and Pouches
  • Large bags of wine in a cardboard carton, usually with a spigot for in fridge use.  Both the bag and the box must be returned.
Drink Boxes and Cartons “Polycoat Containers”
  • Aseptic drink boxes and coated gable top drink cartons.
These are hydra-pulped to separate the paper, plastic and foil.  The paper is turned into pulp and used again in paper products and cardboard boxes. Thousands of tones of paper pulp are recovered in this process every year.
 

Electronics & Medical Devices

An “Environmental Handling Fee” is charged on electronic devises at time of purchase.  As a direct result of this fee, residents and professionals may drop off unwanted designated electronics without charge at selected recycle locations and be assured they will be recycled responsibly. 
 
Electronics collected in British Columbia for recycling are sent to locations across North America, where they are broken down, all batteries are removed and the remaining products are separated into their individual components for recovery.  The product is then refined, melted down and reclaimed as a raw material in the manufacturing of new products.
 
For your own personal security, please ensure there is no private data remaining on your electronics product prior to recycling.  Electronics can be recycled at:
  • Island Return It Recycling Centre, Campbell River
  • North Island Bottle Depot and Recycling.
There is no fee back for recycled electronics. The program includes the following devises: 
 
Display Devices
  • Televisions
  • Computer Monitors
  • Professional Displays
  • TV’s with Built-in DVD and or VCR Players
  • Closed Circuit Monitor Screens
Desktop Computers
  • Computer Terminals
  • Desktop Computers used as servers
  • Thin Clients           
Portable Computers
  • Laptop Computers
  • Tablet Computers
  • Notebook Computers
Computer Peripherals
  • Mice
  • Trackballs
  • Keyboards
  • Keypads
  • Portable Hard Drives
Computer Scanners
  • Desktop or Portable Computer Scanners
  • Business Card Scanners
  • Cheque Scanners
Printers & Fax Machines
  • Desktop Printers
  • Portable or PC-free Photo Printers
  • Camera Dock Printers
  • Desktop Label, Barcode and Card Printers
  • Desktop Fax Machines           
Non-cellular Phones and Answering Machines
  • Telephones; cordless, corded, V01P and Satellite Phones
  • Telephone line Answering Machines both cassette and digital
After Market Vehicle Audio & Video Systems
  • In-dash CD and/or Cassette Players
  • Amplifiers
  • Equalizers
  • Speakers
  • Video Player Systems
Home Audio & Video Systems
  • AM/FM Radios
  • Clock Radios
  • Video Cassette Recorders (VCR’s)
  • Digital Video Recorders (DVR’s)
  • Personal Video Recorders (PVR’s)
  • Disc Players and Recorders: DVD, Blu-ray, etc.
  • Laser Disc Players/Recorders
  • Cable and Satellite Receivers and set up boxes
  • Amplifiers
  • Receivers
  • CD or Tape Decks
  • Turntables and Record Players
  • Home Speaker Systems         
  • Other Digital Music Recorders and Players
  • Audio Docking Stations
  • Analog and digital Video Cameras for Home Security or Closed Circuit Home Use
  • Computer Webcams; Home, Institutional, Commercial or Industrial
  • Video Baby Monitors and Camera Systems
  • Digital Picture Frames
Personal or Portable Audio & Video Systems
  • Portable AM/FM Radios
  • Portable Stereos
  • Portable Tape Players or Recorders
  • Portable Disc: C’s, DVD’s, Blu-ray, etc.
  • MP3 Players
  • Docking Speakers
  • Portable Cassette or Digital Audio/Voice Recorders
  • Headphones
  • Mini Earphones and Microphones
  • Headsets; Wired or Wireless including Bluetooth
  • Microphones for use with an Obligated Product
  • Digital and Non-Digital Cameras
  • Digital Photo Key-Chains
  • Video Cameras and Camcorders
  • Personal Digital Assistants (PDA’s)
Home Theatre in a Box
  • A complete package including Audio and Video equipment such as Disc Players, Amplifiers, Speakers, Subwoofers and all associated Cables etc.

Batteries

The following items can be recycled at:
  • Island Return It Recycling Centre, Campbell River
  • London Drugs
  • Willow Point Bottle Exchange
Automotive Batteries
  • Campbell River Waste Management Centre (CRMC)
  • Canadian Tire
  • North Island Bottle & Recycling
  • Steel Pacific Recycling         
  • Willow Point Bottle Exchange
  • Island Return it Recycling Centre, Campbell River
Rechargeable Batteries
  • Campbell River Waste Management Centre (CRMC)
  • Rona Building Supply
  • Canadian Tire
  • London Drugs
  • Island Return it Recycling Centre, Campbell River
Non Rechargeable Batteries and other Batteries
  • London Drugs
  • Island Return it Recycling Centre, Campbell River

Appliances

Air conditioners
  • Steel Pacific Recycling
Microwaves
  • ABC Recycling
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore
  • Steel Pacific Recycling
  • Island Return It Recycling Centre, Campbell River
Fridge/Freezer
  • Campbell River Waste Management Centre
  • Habitat for Humanity Restore
  • Steel Pacific Recycling
  • BC Hydro Refrigerator Buy Back  Phone:  1 – 800 – 516 - 4357
Small Appliances           
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore
  • Steel Pacific Recycling
  • Island Return It Recycling Centre, Campbell River
Large Appliances
  • ABC Recycling
  • Campbell River Waste Management Centre
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore           
  • Steel Pacific Recycling

Incandescent Light Bulbs

  • London Drugs
  • Home Depot
  • Canadian Tire
  • Island Return It Recycling Centre, Campbell River

Used Motor Oil

  • Canadian Tire
Antifreeze
  • Canadian Tire

Metal

Aluminum Scrap
  • ABC Recycling
  • Campbell River Waste Management Centre
  • North Island Bottle & Recycling
Car Parts
  • ABC Recycling
  • Campbell River Waste Management Centre
  • Renewable Resources
  • Anchor Auto Wrecking
  • Steel Pacific Recycling
Christmas Lights
  • ABC Recycling
  • Steel Pacific Recycling
  • Island Return It Recycling Centre, Campbell River
Ferrous Metals
  • ABC Recycling
  • Campbell River Waste Management Centre
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore
  • North Island Bottle Depot & Recycling
  • Renewable Resources Ltd.
  • Steel Pacific Recycling
Non-Ferrous Metals
  • ABC Recycling
  • Campbell River Waste Management Centre
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore
  • North Island Bottle Depot & Recycling
  • Renewable Resources Ltd.
  • Steel Pacific Recycling
Other Metals
  • ABC Recycling
  • Steel Pacific Recycling

Car Tires

  • Campbell River Waste Management Centre

Marine Parts

  • Seaworthy Marine Recycler

Household Paint 


The Following can be recycled at the Island Return It Recycling Centre, Campbell River

(Architectural coatings)
  • Block Fillers
  • Deck Coatings
  • Driveway Sealer (latex ONLY)
  • Drywall Paint
  • Fence & Barn Paints
  • Marine Enamel (some anti fouling paint is as a pesticide)
  • Masonry/Concrete Paint or Glaze
  • Melamine Paint
  • Metal & Wood Primers
  • Metallic Decorative Paint
  • Porch & Floor Paint
  • Primers
  • Rust Paint
  • Sanding Sealer
  • Shellac
  • Stain Blocking Sealer or Primer
  • Stains
  • Stucco Paint
  • Swimming Pool Paints (single component)
  • Textured Paints
  • Trim Paint
  • Undercoats
  • Urethanes (single component)
  • Varnishes
  • Wallpaper Prep Coat
  • Water Sealer and Repellent
  • Waterproofing for Wood or Masonry
  • Wood Finishing Oils

Paint Aerosols


The Following can be recycled at the Island Return It Recycling Centre, Campbell River
  • Consumer
  • Industrial
  • Automotive

Flammable Liquids


The Following can be recycled at the Island Return It Recycling Centre, Campbell River
(maximum container size: 10 litres)
 
Note:  All Flammable liquids and Aerosols must have a warning symbol such as “Keep Away from Open Flame or Spark
  • Acetone
  • BBQ Lighter Fluid
  • Camping Fuels
  • Fondue Fuel
  • Furniture Stripper
  • Kerosene
  • Flammable Degreasers
  • Flammable Lubricants
  • Flammable Liquid Adhesives
  • Flammable Fuel Treatment & Additives
  • Methanol
  • Methyl Hydrate
  • Mineral Spirits
  • Paint Stripper
  • Paint Thinners
  • Paint & Varnish Remover
  • Turpentine
  • Varsol
  • Other Flammable Solvents

Flammable Aerosols


The Following can be recycled at the Island Return It Recycling Centre, Campbell River

Must display flammable symbol


(Maximum container size: 660 Grams or 24 oz)

Domestic Pesticides


The Following can be recycled at the Island Return It Recycling Centre, Campbell River

Requires a Poison symbol, and a PCP (pest control product number )

  • Liquids
  • Solids
  • Aerosols

Gasoline


The Following can be recycled at the Island Return It Recycling Centre, Campbell River

(maximum container size: 25 Litres, approved Gasoline Containers only )
  • Old Gasoline
  • Leftover Gasoline
  • Spoiled Gasoline
  • Contaminated Gasoline
  • Electronic & Medical Devises


Organic Yard Waste

Emterra Organic Waste Dump, Organic Yard waste only please.

Osprey Avenue, Quinsam Crossing

Open Thursday to Monday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Resources

Recycling Council of British Columbia
Hotline: 1 – 800 – 67 – 4321
Email:  hotline@rcbc.bc.ca
Website:  www.rcbc.bc.ca
 
Campbell River Waste Management Centre
 
Phone:  250 – 286 - 5700
 
BC Hydro Fridge buy Back Program
 
Toll Free: 1 - 800 - 516 5347