WCS Recycling & Shredding Depot

UPDATED: JANUARY 2021

Depot Hours:

Monday 9am-3pm
Tuesday 9am-3pm
Wednesday 9am-3pm
Thursday 9am-3pm
Friday 9am-3pm
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED
**CLOSED on Holidays**

Depot Location:
1493 Dominion Street, North Vancouver, BC V7J 1B3
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2021 Pricing

How it works

Our North Vancouver depot is open to public for drop-off of confidential paper shredding and car seat recycling (no appointment necessary). We also take commercial amounts of clean white block styrofoam and soft plastics (email a photo of your material and description of quantity and frequency of drop-off anticipated to customerservice@wastecontrolservices.com to verify whether we can accept your material).

We accept debit, Visa, or MasterCard (no cash handling during COVID-19). Please wear a mask when visiting and follow signage upon arrival. We have contactless payment set up outside the office.

Secure Paper Shredding

We offer confidential paper shredding at our North Vancouver depot (address listed above). Visitors may stay and watch as their documents are shredded.

If you have larger volumes and cannot drop off at our facility, you can arrange a one-time pick up with us at your location for an additional fee. Your paper will be securely transported to our facility where the documents will be shredded within 24 hours of being received. A certificate of destruction is also available upon request.

Our machine can handle small amounts of staples and paper clips. However please remove larger metal clips, metal rings, binders, non-paper folders or anything that is not paper. We only accept paper for shredding, and thinly bound paper booklets (100 pages or less).

Do you require weekly or monthly secure shredding collection? We also offer ongoing paper shredding services for businesses.

Child Car Seat Recycling

Our North Van depot accepts child car seats for recycling for a fee of $8.00 each. Please remove as much of the fabric and canvas covering as you can prior to drop-off. Due to sanitary reasons, the fabric material cannot be recycled and would go into your garbage stream.

Recycling for Businesses

While we can no longer accept residential amounts of recycling, our North Van depot still accepts certain materials by pallet, super sack or truck. Please send a photo to customerservice@wastecontrolservices.com to confirm whether we can accept your materials ahead of your visit.

  • Styrofoam
    • White packing blocks only (No styrofoam food containers as they easily absorb food particles and oil which cannot be separated in the recycling process)
    • Must be clean & dry
  • Soft Plastic
    • Must be clean & dry
    • Must be stretchy and non-crinkly (i.e. can poke your thumb through it)

Compost Bags & Recycling Bins

If your recycling service provider accepts certified compost bags in your compost collection, you can purchase certified 2 gallon compostable bags for your home from our North Vancouver depot, in boxes of 30pcs, 90pcs, or by the case full.

We also offer various sizes in compostable bags and indoor recycling bins for your home or office, which you can order and pick up from our North Vancouver depot. Email orders@wastecontrolservices.com for order inquiries.

Child Car Seats

Full-sized or booster seats.

Closure of Red Bag Recycling Drop-off

Please note that as of November 2019 we have started phasing out our residential Beyond the Blue Box/ Red Bag recycling from the public. However, we will continue to accept child car seats, paper shredding, and large amounts of clean/dry/white packing styrofoam (no food

As many free local government depots now exist for recycling drop-off, we ask that residents utilize these facilities. The North Shore Transfer Station (2 minutes away from our depot) accepts similar materials at its Recycling Depot at no cost. To find a depot near you please search via http://metrovancouverrecycles.org/ or call the Recycling Council of BC Hotline at 604-RECYCLE (604-732-9253).

That being said, we are always open to providing information and facilitating more recycling in our community, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Thank you so much for your support over the years!

Recycling Depot

Tel 604-987-1493

Contact us

1493 Dominion St
North Vancouver BC, V7J 1B3

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