Sorting Waste on Bowen

To download the chart below, click here.

For more details on waste disposal visit the Bowen Island Recycling Depot website.

GREEN WASTE ACCEPTED for RECYCLING at BIRD GARBAGE
YES

Meat, poultry, fish, shellfish and bones

Bread, dough, pasta, grains

Egg and dairy products

Coffee grounds, filters and tea bags

Table scraps and plate scrapings

Paper towels, napkins and plates

Vegetables, salad and fruit

Yard trimmings are bagged separately in Kraft yard bags. Branches cut to 1metre and bundled.

Gard

NO

Plastic bags or compostable, biodegradable or degradable plastics

Paper cartons or take-out containers

Coffee cups or styrofoam

Corks

Diapers or wipes

Glass, metal, plastic, or foil

Wire, twist ties or rubber bands

Plastic wrap or plastic take-out containers

Latex or plastic

Produce baskets, netting

Grease or liquids

Vacuum cleaner contents

Pet waste

Rocks, soil, sod

Painted or treated wood

Cardboard – except waxedMixed paper –except waxed or plastic covered

Rigid plastics with triangle and number –

except styrofoam

Metals

Glass

Bottles and drink cartons with refund value

Batteries – all kinds incl. auto

Light bulbs – all kinds incl. tubes

Styrofoam packing peanuts

Toner and ink cartridges

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

Thermostats

Cell phones

Electronics

Small plug-in or battery driven appliances

Plastic bags – but not ‘crunchy’ like cookie or nacho packing

Milk and substitute milk cartons + chai

 

 

 

For more details on waste disposal on Bowen go to:

bowenislandrecyclingdepot.com

YES 

Waxed cardboard and paper

‘Crunchy’ plastic eg nacho, pasta packaging

Styrofoam

Rigid plastics with no triangle and number

Mixed material packaging eg Pringles tube

Soup cartons

NO

Drywall

Toxic substances

Toxic liquids

LARGE ITEMS

For items too big to go in your garbage can, use a private garbage contractor, or wait for free clean-up day (Spring, Summer, Fall).

 

HAZARDOUS WASTE

Paints, thinners, varnishes, camp fuel, solvents, gasoline, kerosene and pesticides and can be taken Bowen Building Center on the Spring, Summer and Fall free hazardous waste day.

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1 Comment

  1. Great guide… just thought I’d mention that the BIRD website
    shows the Depot also closed on Rememberance Day and the wording around the garbage and greenwaste schedule pertaining to Stat holidays and the service delayed by a day (may confuse folks) it has all been taken care of in the new 2014 schedule

    loving the guide….

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