Recycling

Use the right tool for the job to avoid unnecessary wear and tear. When household power tools have reached the end of their lifespan, recycle them for free at one of 200 locations across BC.

Save money, save the planet! Repair and recycling tips for small appliances and power tools

A little TLC can extend the life of many of these items, and when all else fails, recycling is free

  • Oct 11, 2021

 

Electronic cigarettes are seen in a display case at a store in downtown Montreal, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. A study looks at the use of electronic cigarettes among Canadian teens and whether it might lead to tobacco use. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

E-cigarettes, mattresses, lithium-ion batteries soon to be recyclable in B.C.

Province working to expand recycling under extended producer responsibility five-year plan

 

Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Richmond, Rossland, Saanich, Surrey, Tofino, Ucluelet and Victoria all have plastic bag bans. (Pixabay.com)

B.C. cities will no longer need provincial approval to launch single-use plastic ban

More than 20 municipalities in B.C. are developing bylaws banning single-use plastics

 

Myles Peterson is making plastic panels that can replace plywood. Photo: Submitted

Young Castlegar entrepreneur turning plastics into building materials

Myles Peterson is making plastic panels that can replace plywood

Myles Peterson is making plastic panels that can replace plywood. Photo: Submitted
ElectroRecycle accepts more than 400 products, including household appliances, power tools and exercise equipment. When your toaster has reached the end of its lifespan, recycle it at one of over 200 collection locations across BC.

Recycle broken toasters, power tools and hundreds of other items FOR FREE!

Over 400 household items are accepted at collection locations across BC

  • Apr 19, 2021
ElectroRecycle accepts more than 400 products, including household appliances, power tools and exercise equipment. When your toaster has reached the end of its lifespan, recycle it at one of over 200 collection locations across BC.
Many of the materials used in delivery packaging can be brought in to Recycle BC depots or London Drugs for recycling. (Unsplash)
Many of the materials used in delivery packaging can be brought in to Recycle BC depots or London Drugs for recycling. (Unsplash)
Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)

B.C. deconstruction company ignites Dragons’ Den interest

Unbuilders deconstructs and salvages old buildings instead of sending them to landfill

Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)
Give power tools and small appliances a second life – OUT of the landfill

Give power tools and small appliances a second life – OUT of the landfill

Free, easy ElectroRecycle program welcomes 400+ products

  • Oct 12, 2020
Give power tools and small appliances a second life – OUT of the landfill
Made-in-BC solutions for those old tires

Made-in-BC solutions for those old tires

From playgrounds to fitness parks, recycled rubber gets a new life in your community

  • Aug 24, 2020
Made-in-BC solutions for those old tires