Waxed cardboard is not recyclable and must be put in the garbage! Waxed products are not recyclable. To determine if something is waxed, just try scraping the surface to see if any wax comes off.

Other Recycling Programs

Divert your waste to the 3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle! To make it easy there are several ways to redirect your waste to become a new product and to keep it out of the landfill.

  1. The following items can be dropped off at no cost at Carney's as part of the Provincial Product Stewardship being managed locally by Carneys.
    • Household Paint (with paint still inside or empty paint cans) -
      Re-Use-It program for paint is also in place
    • Flammable Liquids
    • Domestic Pesticides
    • Gasoline
    • Car Batteries (also accepted at the Squamish Landfill Depot)
  2. Old refrigerators can be recycled in 2 ways.
    • BC Hydro will accept old refrigerators that are still in working condition. Visit bchydro.com for more info and on making arrangments for them to pickup.
    • The Squamish Landfill will accept non working refrigerators and recycles them with the steel.
  3. Computers, TV’s and Electronics are taken back through the Provincial Product Stewardship Return-It Electronics Program being managed locally by the Squamish Bottle Depot & in Whistler at the Reuse-It-Center (located by the Function Junction Compactor site).
  4. Beverage Containers (Glass and Plastic) and all Milk containers are taken back through the Provincial Product Stewardship Return-It Beverage Program being managed locally by the Squamish Bottle Depot. Click here for our location information.
  5. Tires are taken back through the Provincial Tire Stewardship program at both the Squamish Landfill and the Whistler Transfer Station
  6. Used needles and unused prescription or over-the counter medicines should never be thrown away in the trash. With the Provincial Medications Return program you can now return unnecessary medicines to your local pharmacist at anytime.
  7. Used oil, oil filters, and oil containers are taken back through the Provincial Stewardship program. For more information see their website usedoilrecycling.com Drop off at any of the following retailers.
    • Squamish:
      • Canadian Tire 604 898-2227
      • Fred’s Automotive 604 898-9845
      • Diamond Head Motors 604 892-2191
    • Whistler:
      • Barney’s Automotive 604 932-3199 *Small containers only


Recycling Charts to print/ download:

·        Squamish Recycling Chart

·        Whistler Recycling Chart

·        Pemberton Recycling Chart