Mon & Fri 9-3
Closed Saturday through Monday on statutory long weekends
1493 Dominion Street, North Vancouver, BC V7J 1B3
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. The fee is $7 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 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 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.
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 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
Metro Vancouver Recycles is a great resource for locating facilities to accept your recyclables.
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.