Red bag recycling public Drop-Off Depot

Mon & Fri 9-3
Sat 10-3

December 2017 Holiday Hours:
Closed Sat Dec 23rd to Tues Dec 26th
9-4pm Weds Dec 27th
9-4pm Thurs Dec 28th
9-4pm Fri Dec 29th
Closed Sat Dec 30th to Mon Jan 1st

1493 Dominion Street, North Vancouver BC  V7J 1B3

How it works

Our North Vancouver location offers public drop-off hours for resource recovery of materials not generally accepted by municipal blue box collections. There is a fee of $7 to drop-off an extra large bag full of mixed recycling materials– materials which may otherwise end up in a landfill. We provide optional WCS bags for a deposit of $7 to collect your materials in.

Participants are asked to make use of the sorting tables to separate their materials into the labeled bins provided. Our staff are happy to answer any questions, or to walk new participants through how the program works. WCS North Vancouver drop-off depot accepts cash, debit, Visa, or MasterCard.

Have an old car seat that you don’t want to end up in the landfill and don’t know what to do with? We also recycle car seats for a charge of only $5 each!

WCS’ North Vancouver drop-off depot also offers confidential paper shredding services to the public. Please note that there is a minimum of $20 for shredding services.

Materials accepted at our depot:

Soft Plastics

Soft and stretchable plastics such as shopping bags, cling wrap, bubble wrap, toilet paper clear packaging.

Styrofoam Food Trays

Take-away Styrofoam containers, meat trays, egg cartons.

Packing Styrofoam

Non-shiny Styrofoam such as packing blocks.

Laminates

Non stretchable crinkly packaging and packaging made of multiple materials such as chip bags, cereal bags, granola-bar wrappers. Used for waste to energy.

Plastic Foam

Shiny foam packaging such as thin foam wrapping, thick foam parcel packaging.

Rigid Plastics

Hard plastics that hold their own shape. Do not need to have a recycling sign. Hard plastic packaging, flower pots, bottle lids, household plastics including waste bins, chairs, or children's toys.

Electronics

Small household electronics such as keyboards, laptops, and monitors.

Household Metal

Small metal items such as broken utensils or pots, cookie tins, and tin foil.

Car Seats

Full-sized or booster seats. Please remove as much of the fabric and canvas covering as possible so it is easy for us to recycle the hard plastic.

Light Bulbs

All light bulb types and light fixtures, including Christmas Lights.

Textiles

Used textiles and shoes. All conditions accepted, rewearable and non-rewearable.

Batteries

All household battery types.

Cooking Oil

All food-grade cooking oil.

Ceramic Dishware

Porcelain and pottery plates, bowls, and cups. No metal or plastic embellishments.

FAQs

Below are some questions we are commonly asked. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for, don’t hesitate to call us at 604-987-1493 or send us an email. We are always here to help you recycle!

Many people find deciphering between laminates and soft plastics to be difficult. The best way to decipher between them is to do the stretch test:

Pull the material between your fingers or try to push your thumb against it. If the material stretches, the material is a soft plastic (‘stretches’ meaning some wrinkling/ creasing occurs and it doesn’t immediately break or tear). If the material does NOT stretch at all or just TEARS, then it is a laminate.

All materials are currently recycled into new products except for laminates. Laminates are generally processed into an engineered fuel used for cement manufacturing or into raw electricity through waste to energy recovery. To learn more, view our Where Does My Recycling Go? info sheet.

Whenever economical, we partner with private processors to recycle materials such as plastic foam and  styrofoam containers into new products such as crown moldings. Depending on the commodity market, however, recycling all materials is not economically feasible. Under such circumstances, we must look towards various recycling alternatives for extracting resources through processes such as engineered fuel and waste to energy.

vinyl materials (eg. tarps, blinds, shower curtains)
rubber, and foam made from rubber
propane tanks
paint
wood
chemicals
suitcases
drywall

Yes, our products include:
– 2 Gallon Kitchen Catcher
– 6 Gallon Kitchen Catcher
– 2 Gallon Compostable Bags (box of 30)

Visit our Product Solutions section for more information. Please note that municipal food waste collections do not accept any kind of bags including compostable ones.

No, our North Vancouver location is currently the only one.

No, Waste Control Services is a privately owned company that mainly provides waste collection and recycling services for all sizes of businesses throughout the Lower Mainland. Our Beyond the Blue Box Recycling Program is run independently by us as a public service for those in the community with an interest in further reducing their environmental impacts.

Recycling Depot

Tel 604-987-1493

Contact us

1493 Dominion St
North Vancouver BC, V7J 1B3

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