Recycling – No Charge Materials
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.
Click here for a handy guide that distinguishes the two.
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.
Materials Accepted under Recycle BC
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: 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.
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.
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.
Aluminum & Steel ProductsFor 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.
Materials Accepted under other programs
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.
Household batteries includes: single use/Alkaline batteries and rechargeable batteries. See Call2recycle.ca for more information.
Automotive batteries are also accepted.
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 BulbsIncludes: 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
Used Oil ProductsMotor Oil, Oil Filters, Oil Containers, Antifreeze and Antifreeze Containers are accepted under BC Used Oil – See BCUOMA – BC Used Oil Management Association – Used oil can be cleaned and used over and over and over for more information
Other Accepted Materials
- Scrap Metal
- Household Electronics and Appliances
- Propane Tank
Yard Waste Drop OffClassified as grass clippings, leaves, small branches, twigs, flowers and weeds It Cannot Contain:
- Branches larger than 3″ in diameter
- Invasive species
- Garbage or plastics