Drop-off Depots

British Columbia is a leader in creating product stewardship programs, which means that many items once considered garbage can now be recycled, reused or disposed of properly at a designated drop-off depot. Put waste in its place. 

There are local drop-off depots for materials such as:

  • light bulbs and fixtures
  • refundable drink containers
  • small appliances
  • motor oil and antifreeze
  • medications
  • tires
  • paint
  • pesticide
  • batteries
  • plastic foam packaging
  • plastic bags and overwrap
  • some types of small scrap metal (such as coat hangers)
  • usable clothing and textiles, which are collected for donation to charities
  • cooking oil
  • books
  • large quantities of mixed paper, cardboard and containers
Recycling drop-off

Please note: Not all depots, accept all items. Check before you go.

North Shore Transfer Station
30 Riverside Drive West, North Vancouver
604-681-5600

North Shore Bottle Depot
235 Donaghy Avenue, North Vancouver
604-985-9348

Lonsdale Bottle Depot
142 3rd Street West, North Vancouver
604-980-2111

North Shore Bottle & Return-It Depot
310 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver
604-924-3889

What goes where?

Need help finding the correct drop-off location for your materials?

Recycling Council of British Columbia

604-RECYCLE (604-732-9253)

Recyclepedia

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Use the What Goes Where? feature in the app and find out how to safely recycle items.

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North Shore Transfer Station

You can drop off your recyclables at the recycling drop-off area at the North Shore Transfer Station.

Look for the “recycling dropoff area” beside the main transfer station entrance. The North Shore Transfer Station provides one-stop service for recycling, yard trimmings and waste disposal.

Accepted Materials (no charge)

Please note:

  • there is no charge to drop off the recyclables listed above
  • all materials must be clean and sorted
  • staff reserve the right to refuse any materials

Hours

  • Mon–Sat (Apr 1–Sept 30): 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Mon–Sat (Oct 1–Mar 31): 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sun & Stat Holidays: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Closed December 25 and January 1
Garbage & Yard Trimmings drop-off

The North Shore Transfer Station accepts loads of garbage and yard trimmings, as well as some recyclable items. Applicable disposal fees may apply.

More information

North Shore Transfer Station

30 Riverside Drive West, North Vancouver

604-681-5600

 

Drop-off Locations

Please note: Not all depots, accept all items. Check before you go.

North Shore Transfer Station
30 Riverside Drive West, North Vancouver
604-681-5600

North Shore Bottle Depot
235 Donaghy Avenue, North Vancouver
604-985-9348

Lonsdale Bottle Depot
142 3rd Street West, North Vancouver
604-980-2111

North Shore Bottle & Return-It Depot
310 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver
604-924-3889

Need help finding the correct drop-off location for your materials?

Recycling Council of British Columbia

604-RECYCLE (604-732-9253)

Recyclepedia

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