WCS Shredding & Recycling Depot

Open to public:

Monday to Friday 9am-3pm
Closed Weekends + Stat Holidays

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

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2021 Drop-off Rates

How it works

For a fee, we offer commercial recycling services for small businesses who produce more than the typical residential amount accepted by local recycling programs at no cost. Clean recyclables such as white Styrofoam (polystyrene), soft plastic (stretchy), and baby / child car seats. Not sure if your materials fall under these categories? Send us a photo of what you have at: community@wcsrecycling.com to verify whether we can recycle or recover the material.

Please note our depot is still a mask-mandatory zone, and we cannot accept cash (Debit, Visa, Mastercard only).

Secure Paper Shredding 

Depot visitors are also welcome to bring office paper and paper documents for our staff to shred on our industrial-grade machine for a minimum of $20 per transaction.

To request a pick-up (additional fees apply) call us at 604-987-1493 to arrange a one-time or ongoing regular pick-ups from your location. A certificate of destruction is available for your records and a detailed receipt can be written for tax purposes upon request.

Our shredder can handle staples & paper clips. Any other non-paper items such as black metal clamp clips, metal rings, binders, plastic folders, x-ray film from dental or medical records, photo paper is to be sorted out and removed from the material you require shredded. Booklets must be under 100 pages.

For regular, ongoing pick-up services for confidential paper shredding for offices and businesses on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly basis, tell us about your needs today!

Recycling 

With programs accepting many more types of recycling at no cost, we have phased out our public drop-off of mixed recycling, known as our “Beyond-the-Blue-Box” or “Red Bag Recycling program” which we created a number of years ago to fill a recycling gap that has now been filled!

For a fee, we still offer commercial recycling services for small businesses who produce more than the typical residential amount accepted by local recycling programs at no cost. Clean recyclables such as white Styrofoam (polystyrene), soft plastic (stretchy), and baby / child car seats. We also accept stacked coroplast signs (i.e. election signs) for a fee.

Crinkly plastics or “laminates” (chip bags, stand-up zip-top pouches, mesh bags for onions/avocados) can be taken to Transfer Stations, or London Drugs under Recycle BC’s “Other flexible packaging” program. Call the Recycling Council of BC‘s Recycling Hotline (604-RECYCLE or ) to find out where to take which items, or download their Recyclopedia app on your smart phone to search by item for depots near you.

Compost Bags & Indoor Sorting Bins

If your recycling service provider accepts BPI-certified compostable bags in your green bin, you can purchase from our depot in boxes of 30pcs, 90pcs, or by the case full.

We offer various sizes of BPI-certified compostable bags and indoor sorting bins that go with them, for your home and/or office. Send your order requests & inquiries to: orders@wastecontrolservices.com

Child Car Seat Recycling 

Our North Van depot accepts public drop-off for child car seat recycling for a fee of $8.00 each. Please remove any fabric pieces that you can prior to drop-off. The rigid plastic portion is recycled with a local material recovery facility.

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 recycle child car seats, and offer secure paper shredding, as well as accept commerical recycling of Styrofoam (expanded polystyrene – must be white, clean & dry).

As many 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 – crinkly laminates are accepted in the “other flexible packaging” stream at no cost. To find a depot near you, search via http://metrovancouverrecycles.org/ or call the Recycling Council of BC Hotline at 604-RECYCLE (604-732-9253).

That being said, if you own a business and want to divert your materials from landfill, 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 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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