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BOWEN ISLAND RECYCLING DEPOT
Hours: Thurs-Mon 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Closed Tues & Wed (and Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s day)
BIRD accepts the following items: NB – most of these items are BANNED FROM GARBAGE
|BATTERIESAlkaline (ie. normal)
Rechargeable, and car batteries.
|Milk Jugs (Semi-transparent)Rinse, remove caps and crush to save space in the bin.||Corrugated Boxes:Coloured is OK
NO Waxed cardboard.
|NewspapersThese are shipped to paper mills and become a percentage of new newsprint.|
|MetalAny metal object light enough to be carried by one person. Please flatten cans.||CELL PHONESClean styrofoam packing peanuts||Plastic BagsThese should be clean and separated into clear or coloured.||Mixed paper Books, magazines, office paper, and cardboard such as cereal boxes.
NO items coated with plastic, foil or waxed.
|APPLIANCES AND ELECTRONICSAll audiovisual or computer related items
ALL portable electric appliances for the home that plug in or use batteries.
Gas and electric outdoor power equipment.
|Glass All kinds
But no mirrors, light bulbs of ceramics
NOTE: Glass drink bottles go to the refundables area.
|Cartons of Milk & Milk substitute: Soya, rice milk almond milk, hemp milk & chai
NO soup cartons.
|Deposit Containers (Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic)These are sorted by Bowen non-profit groups to raise funds.There is a refund on every beverage container sold in BC except for milk|
|**NEW**Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
|**NEW**CDs and DVDs
|INK AND TONER CARTRIDGES||**NEW**Light Bulbs
All kinds including fluorescent tubes
|How to recycle items BIRD doesn’t take:www.metrovancouverrecycles.org
Recycling Council of B.C.
www.rcbc.bc.ca or 604 732 9253