Beyond the Blue Box Recycling Drop-Off Depot

Mon & Fri 9-3
Sat 10-3

Closed May 18th – 20th, 2019

Closed Saturday through Monday on statutory long weekends
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. Please note that as our depot is privately run we charge a fee to drop-off material for recycling. There is a fee of $7.00 to drop-off an extra large bag (35×48 inches) full of mixed recyclable materials – materials which may otherwise end up in a landfill. We provide optional WCS extra large bags for a deposit of $7.00 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. Our depot accepts cash, debit, Visa, or MasterCard.

Looking to recycle an old car seat? We can help you prevent it from ending up in the landfill too! Our North Vancouver drop-off depot accepts car seats for recycling for a charge of only $7.00 each!

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


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.


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.

Child Car Seats

Full-sized or booster seats. Please remove as much of the fabric and canvas covering as possible. $7 fee per car seat.

Light Bulbs

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


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


All household battery types.

Cooking Oil

All vegetable based cooking oil. No animal fats.

Ceramic Dishware

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


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 the laminates. Laminates are generally processed into an engineered fuel, used for cement manufacturing, or used to make 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 – this includes tarps, blinds, shower curtains, inflatable pool toys, and inflatable mattresses
rubber, and foam made from rubber
propane tanks

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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