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Free Residential Drop-Off Program Info

Our drop off program is supported by the MMBC Program (Blue Box) and includes items not collected at the curb.

If you live in South Cowichan then you can drop off any of the below items FREE of charge.

Download Product Care and Call to Recycle FAQ Sheet for paint, Aerosols, Flammable Liquids, Pesticides, Fas, Light Bulbs, Batteries

Download the list below here.

Material Type

Acceptable

Not Acceptable

Category 1- Printed Papers

Newspapers Daily and community newspapers  
Newspaper Inserts Newsprint Advertising inserts and fliers  
Magazines Daily, weekly, monthly magazines, travel or promotional magazines  
Catalogues Retailer product catalogues, automotive and real estate guides or catalogues  
Telephone Directories Phone books, newsprint directories  
Other Printed Media Notepads, loose leaf paper, non-foil gift wrap  
Residential Printed Paper White or coloured paper for general use, printers and copiers  
Miscellaneous Printed Papers Blank and printed envelopes, greeting cards  
 

Category 2- Old Corrugated Cardboard

Od Corrugated Cardboard Grocery store or liquor store boxes, pizza boxes  
 

Category 3a - Other Paper packaging (containing liquids when sold)

Paper Cup (hot) (polycoated liner) Non-foam paper cups  
Paper Cup (hot) (biodegradable liner) Non-foam paper cups  
Paper Cup (cold, waxed) Non-foam paper cups  
Paper Cup (cold, 2 sided polycoated) Non-foam paper cups  
Polycoated Milk Cartons Milk, soy, rice milk and cream cartons  
Aseptic Containers Milk, soy, rice milk, cream, soup, broth and sauce containers, typically 1 litre in size  
Multi-Laminated Paper Packaging Microwaveable paper containers: paper bowls or cups for soup  
 

Category 3b - Other paper Packaging (not containing liquid when sold)

Old Boxboard Cereal boxes, shoe boxes, tissue boxes, paper towel and toilet paper tubes and detergent boxes  
Wet Strength Boxboard Carrier boxes for soft drink containers, some frozen food paper packaging  
Moulded Pulp Egg cartons, formed coffee take out trays, paper based flower pots  
Kraft Papers Paper bags  
Polycoated Boxboard Some frozen food packaging  
   

Category 4 - Polyethylene Film Packaging

HDPE Films Some retail bags, some frozen vegetable bags  
LDPE/LLDPE Films Grocery Bags, newspaper bags, dry cleaning bags, bread bags, frozen vegetable bags, soft drink case over-wrap, garden product bags, paper towel over-wrap, diaper and feminine hygiene product outer bags Stretch film
Ziplock Bags
 

Material Type

Acceptable

Not Acceptable

Category 5- Polystyrene Foam Packaging

PS Clamshells Egg Cartons  
PS Trays/Plates Deli and take-out food trays  
PS Meat Trays White and coloured meat trays  
PS Hot drink Cups Foam Drink Cups  
PS Cushion Packaging White foam cushion pachaging used for appliances, computers, TV's printers Foam packaging peanuts
 

Category 6 - Other Plastic Packaging

PETE Bottles (non-beverage) Salad dressing bottles, edible oil bottles, dish soap or mouthwash bottles, window cleaners  
PETE Jars Peanut butter containers, wide-mouth jars for nuts  
PETE Clamshells Bakery trays, pre-made fruit and salad packaged, egg cartons  
PETE Trays Single serve meals, deli and bakery items, housewares and hardware products  
PETE Tubs and Lids Plastic lids for some containers  
PETE Cold Drink Cups Take out drink cups  
HDPE Bottles (non-beverage) Shampoo bottles, milk jugs, spring water containers, bleach containers, vinegar containers, windshield washer fluid containers, pill bottles  
HDPE Jars Personal care products, pharmaceuticals, vitamin and supplement containers  
HDPE Pails Laundry detergent and ice cream pails Pails for lubricants
HDPE Trays Single serve meals, deli and baker items, housewares and hardware products  
HDPE Tubs and Lids Plastic lids for spreads and dairy containers  
HDPE Planter Pots Plastic garden pots  
PVC Bottles Water bottles, travel sized personal and hair care product bottles, household and automotive liquid containers  

Material Type

Acceptable

Not Acceptable

PVC Jars Peanut butter containers  
PVC Trays Housewares and hardware products  
PVC Tubs and Lids Plastic lids for some containers  
LDPE Bottles (non beverage) Hygienic, cosmetics and hair care containers  
LDPE Jars Cosmetics containers  
LDPE Tubs and Jars Plastic lids for spreads and dairy containers  
PP Bottles (non-beverage) Butter and margarine containers, translucent squeeze bottles, travel sized personal and hair care product bottles  
PP Jars Cosmetics containers  
PP Clamshells Hinged containers i.e. sanitary wipes  
PP Trays Single serve meals, bakery and deli items, housewares and hardware products  
PP Tubs and Lids Large yogurt tubs, kitty litter containers, ice cream containers  
PP Cold Drink Cups Some cold drink cups  
PP Planter Pots Garden planter pots  
PS Bottles (non-beverage) Pharmaceuticals, vitamin and supplements containers  
PS Clamshells (rigid) Clear clamshell containers such as berry muffin and sandwich containers  
PS Tubs and Lids (rigid) Dairy product tubs and lids  
PS Tubs and Lids (high impact) Single serve yogurt containers  
PS Cold Drink Cups (rigid) Clear rigid plastic drink cups  
PS Planter pots Some garden pots and trays  
Other Plastic Bottles (non-beverage) Bottle without a resin code or with resin code #7  
Other Plastic Jars Jars without a resin code or with a resin code #7  
Other Plastic Clamshells Clamshells without a resin code or with a resin code #7  
Other Plastic Trays Trays without a resin code or with a resin code #7  
Other Plastic Tubs and Lids Tubs & lids without a resin code or with a resin code #7  
Other Plastic Cold Drink Cups Cups without a resin code or with a resin code #7  
Other Plastic Planter Pots Planter pots without a resin code or with a resin code #7  

Material Type

Acceptable

Not Acceptable

 

Category 7 - Metal Packaging

Steel Cans (non-beverage) Steel dog food and vegetable cans, metal lids and closures  
Steel Aerosol Cans Food spray cans, solvent spray cans  
Spiral wound Cans (steel ends) Spiral wound containers for frozen juice, chips, cookie dough, coffee, nuts  
Aluminum Cans (non-beverage) Cat food and other food cans  
Aluminum Aerosol Cans Air freshener, deodorant and hairspray containers, food spray cans, wax and polish spray cans  
Aluminum Foil and Foil Containers Foils wrap, pie plates, aluminum food trays  
Bimetal Containers/Aerosols Lubrication oil spray cans; insulating foam spray cans, pesticide spray cans  
     

Category 8 - Glass Packaging

Clear Glass Bottles and Jars (non-beverage) Food containers, ketchup bottles, pickle jars, jam and jelly containers, cosmetic jars  
Coloured Glass Bottles and Jars (non-beverage) Cooking oils, vinegar bottles, cosmetic containers.  

We also take tires without rims.