There are three recycling depots on the Sunshine Coast that accept printed paper and packaging through the Recycle BC program, as well as bottle depots for refundable beverage containers.
Scroll down for depot locations in Gibsons, Sechelt and Pender Harbour.
Click on these links for more information:
- SCRD Depot Recycling Guide
- RecycleBC website for accepted materials
- For a full list of where to recycle materials on the Sunshine Coast, visit the SCRD's Recycling Directory page.
Keep it Clean! Learn about what contaminates recycling.
Click the image below to watch a video and learn about how to keep your recycling clean and ready to become new products.
Know Before You Throw! Do you "wishcycle"?
Just because you want something to be recyclable and you throw it in the recycling bin does NOT mean that it will be recycled. In fact, it prevents recyclable objects from being recycled, or can hurt recycling workers.
Click the image below to watch a video and learn about common items that can't be recycled but are found in recycling bins or at depots.
*Please follow sorting instructions at each depot and ask depot staff if you have any questions about what is and is not recyclable -- they try hard to eliminate contamination to ensure collected materials can be properly recycled.
Help reduce human-wildlife conflict!
Wash recyclable containers and keep recycling bins clean and indoors or in an enclosed garage.
Recycling Depot Locations
Bottle Depots for Refundable Beverage Containers
Bottle depots are provided through Encorp Pacific (Canada), and are part of a provincially mandated stewardship program for beverage containers (SCRD has no involvement with the beverage container program).
For the Sunshine Coast, there is a Bottle Depot in Gibsons, Sechelt and Pender Harbour. Bottle Depot Locations.