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Many products can be returned to the manufacturer through programs here in town at our local retailers. For easy item depot identification use the Recycling Council of BC’s “Recyclopedia”
Augusta Disposal and Recycling Inc.
Powell River, BC
Please refer to Powell River Rural Residents’ Recycling Guide for items accepted through the Printed Paper and Packaging EPR program. These items are accepted from residents for free.
They also accept automotive& household batteries, motor oil, car and truck tires, construction and demolition waste, paint, spray paint, household hazardous materials, light bulbs, electrical wires, old smoke & carbon dioxide alarms, small electrical appliances accepted under the ‘unplugged‘ program, small power tools and propane tanks. Tipping or disposal fees may apply.
Town Centre Recycling Depot (Tues – Sat 8:00 – 5:30)
Accepts small electrical appliances, batteries, cell phones, cork, pens, mechanical pencils, highlighters, felts, clothing, shoes, accessories, zip lock sandwich & freezer bags, garbage bags and plastic cracker & cookie wrappers and freshness seals.
4720 Joyce Avenue
Powell River, BC V8A 3B5
Items accepted here: automotive batteries, rechargable and non-rechargable batteries and all types of lightbulbs.
4730 Joyce Avenue
Powell River, BC V8A 3B5
Items accepted here: rechargable batteries, cell phones, refill empty ink & toner cartridges. You can also purchase refillable ink cartridges to save on waste.
Sunset Coast Bottle Depot
7564A Sunshine Coast Hwy
Powell River, BC V8A 472
Items accepted here: e-waste (desktop & laptop computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, keyboards, mouses, scanners, audio and video recording devices), small appliances accepted under the ‘unplugged‘ program and milk and milk substitute containers including broth tetra pak containers.
Unplugged – Recycle your old and broken small appliances at our local Unplugged station (Sunset Coast Bottle Depot) and help reduce pollution, save energy, and protect our environment. Unplugged accepts more than 120 small appliances, ranging in size from toasters and electric toothbrushes to counter top microwaves and vacuum cleaners.
Compact Flourescent Lightbulbs (CFLs) – Fluorescent lights and fixtures and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) require special handling and disposal. For recommendations, go to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star fact sheet.
Motor Oil – Used motor oil bottles are not recyclable. Motor oil should never be mixed with any other fluid or chemical, including water. For more information on recycling motor oil, visit http://www.recycleoil.org.
Unwanted bubble wrap?
Full Solution Computers wants your clean packing material for reuse! They accept bubble wrap, foam rubber and sheet foam (see pictures). None of these materials are accepted at our depots for recycling but now you can keep them out of the dump by bringing them to Full Solution Computers. Why do they want your packaging? For their computer reclamation service, they accept all computers regardless of age or functionality. They securely erase all data, reclaim parts, and recycle what can’t be salvaged. They are not only recycling the computer parts but they will wrap them in packaging that was otherwise destined for the trash! They are glad to divert these products from the waste stream, and help find new homes for old computer parts around the world. Please bring your bubble wrap, foam rubber and sheet foam to 4637 Marine Ave, 604 485 8212. They are open 9-5 Monday-Saturday.
Clothes to recycle? SO many options!
Clothes are accepted for reuse and recycling at the Health Care Auxilary and MCC thrift stores. This includes socks with holes, one shoe, damaged, worn out and mismatched clothing. There are now even more options for recycling with the new bins provided by inclusion Powell River. You will see metal bins called “Clothes Drop” at our Town Centre, Tla’amin, Lund and Gillies Bay depots as well as Augusta and in the parking lot outside the Jean Pike Centre, 7055 Alberni St. These bins accept clothing, accessories, shoes, bedding and towels.
Small Appliance Recycling is here!
You can now recycle small appliances at the town centre recycling depot! Click here for a list of accepted items Small Appliances recycling program. Please note that Sunset Coast Bottle Depot is the place to bring tv’s, computers and audio equipment. If your item still works please consider repair and donation first!
Coffee Pods are recyclable
Did you know single use coffee pods are recyclable at both our local depots & curbside recycling? After it’s cooled, remove the contents (grinds) and discard it along with the freshness seal. The remaining ‘pod’ can be recycled. Tim Horton’s has just created a pod that with a feature making the contents easier for consumers to remove.
To reduce waste even further, consider buying coffee in bulk, rather than in heavily packaged single use forms.