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If Pizza boxes are contaminated with food, they can not be recycled. If one side of the box is clean (no oil or cheese), it could be torn off and recycled. The soiled side can be composted or it has to go in the garbage.


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Anti Freeze

A BC Provincial Stewardship Program takes care of the proper disposal of toxic Anti Freeze, please drop off at collection sites.
More info: www.usedoilrecycling.com

Newport Auto Inc

Diamond Head Motors


Appliances – Large

Items that are 80% metal are recyclable (e.g. Fridges, Stoves, etc.). Collected at Allied Scrap Metal or the Squamish Landfill. If in working condition Squamish Rebuild may be able to match up an exchange for you

Allied Scrap Metal (ASM) 
1111A Industrial Way, Squamish 

Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite Alice Lake turn off

Squamish ReBuild
40350A Government Road


Appliances – Small

A BC Provincial Stewardship program manages these products recycling the components they can. More info www.cesarecycling.ca 
Power Tool collection  at ASM Allied Scrap Metal. 

Carney’s Waste Systems Recycle Centre 
38950 Queens Way, Squamish 

Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite Alice Lake turn off


Automotive Materials

Used Oil Filters, empty motor oil bottles, and used oil visit www.usedoilrecycling.com managed under the BC Provincial Stewardship Programs 

Canadian Tire
Diamond Head Motors
Newport Auto Inc

Allied Scrap Metal (ASM) 
1111A Industrial Way, Squamish 


Batteries – Automotive

Drop off for recycling – Collected by Edmonds Batteries

Carney’s Waste Systems Recycle Centre
38950 Queens Way, Squamish

Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite Alice Lake turn off

Allied Scrap Metal (ASM) 
1111A Industrial Way, Squamish


Batteries – Household

Drop Off for Recycling. For more info on the program see www.call2recycle.org

District of Squamish Main Office 

Carney’s Waste Systems Recycle Centre
38950 Queens Way, Squamish

Squamish Adventure Centre

Nesters Supermarket 

Save On Foods

Home Depot 


Beverage Containers

The Bottle Depot takes all containers that did contain any kind of beverage, e.g. glass bottles, juice boxes, pop cans etc. Return for Refund. 

ONLY Milk Jugs and Milk Cartons - rinsed, flattened and lid placed loose in bin - can go in your blue recycling bin. 

Squamish Bottle Depot
38927 Queens Way


Bike Tires & Tubes

Bike Tires and Tubes can be dropped off for recycling at both Corsa Cycles and Republic Bicycles. Bike Tire Rims are accepted for recycling at ASM Squamish Scrap Metal

Corsa Cycles
170-1200 Hunter Place 
Squamish

Republic Bicycles
41340 Government Rd Squamish/ Brackendale


Allied Scrap Metal (ASM) 
1111A Industrial Way, Squamish


Books

Most Second Hand Stores will take books. Pearls Value and Vintage, the Hospto Community Centre and the DDA resell with proceeds going back to local community services

Second Hand Stores:
Pearls Value and Vintage
Mini Flea Market
St. Josephs Thrift Store

Hotspot Community Ressource Centre
38027 Cleveland Ave, Squamish

Disabled Disability Association (DDA)
Donation Bins, for Locations see www.develop.bc.ca


Building Materials – Reusable

Used building supplies, doors, fixtures etc.

 

Squamish ReBuild
40350 Government Rd, Squamish


Carpet

If carpet is still usable try to resell/ donate. Some second hand stores might take it. 
Otherwise carpet is garbage. Small amounts can go in your garbage tote, larger amounts need to be dropped off at the Squamish Landfill. 

Second Hand Stores:
Pearls Value and Vintage
Mini Flea Market
St. Josephs Thrift Store


Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite Alice Lake turnoff


Clothing – Used

Second hand stores –resell with the sale proceeds going back to local community services

Second Hand Stores:
Pearls Value and Vintage
Mini Flea Market
St. Josephs Thrift Store

Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA)
Donation Bins, for Locations see www.develop.bc.ca


Construction Waste

Clean wood in small volumes is accepted at Squamish Landfill. Large volumes are collected at Carney’s Lot 22 for co-generation. PVC, non-recyclable plastics etc. drop off at landfill

 

Small Loads:
Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite Alice Lake turnoff

Large Loads:
Carney’s Waste Systems
38950 Queens Way, Squamish


Diapers

A mixture of paper, plastics and organics – can only be landfilled and would be included with waste

 

Garbage Containers

Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite Alice Lake turn off


Drywall

Recycled at New West Gypsum. This product is recyclable and banned in landfills.

Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite Alice Lake turnoff


Drywall – Older than 1984

Drywall pre 1984 is considered hazardous waste due to Asbestos and is not recyclable.

Call a Hazardous Waste service
to coordinate disposal

 

 


Electronics – Cellphones

Drop Off for Recycling. For more info on the program see www.call2recycle.org

Carney’s Waste Systems Recycle Centre
38950 Queens Way, Squamish

London Drugs

The Source

Extra Foods


Electronics – Computers & TV's

Accepted for recycling under the Provincial Stewardship Program

If Computer/ Laptop is in working condition, donate to Hotspot Community Resource Centre, 38027 Cleveland Ave, Squamish 

Squamish Bottle Depot
38927 Queens Way

Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite Alice Lake turnoff


Fire Extinguisher

Empty fire extinguishers can be brought to ASM Squamish Allied Scrap Metal for recycling. 

Allied Scrap Metal (ASM) 
1111A Industrial Way, Squamish


Furniture

Give away, sell or donate to a local Secondhand Stores – for reuse it fairs

 

Secondhand Stores

Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite Alice Lake turn off


Glass

Refundable glass beverage bottles go to the Squamish Bottle Depot – all other glass can be dropped off at Carney's Recycle Centre or the Landfill Recycling Depot where it is crushed and reused for road aggregate. Big sheets of glass and window glass need to go to the Landfill Depot. 

 

Squamish Bottle Depot
38927 Queens Way, Squamish

Carney's Waste Systems Recycle Centre
38950 Queens Way, Squamish

Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite Alice Lake turnoff


Household Waste

Residential garbage bin or larger amounts to Squamish Landfill

 

Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite Alice Lake turn off


Lightbulbs

Most lights bulbs are accepted for recycling under the Provincial Stewardship Program LightRecycle 
www.lightrecycle.ca

Allied Scrap Metal (ASM) 
1111A Industrial Way, Squamish

London Drugs
40282 Glenalder Pl, Squamish

Rona Hardware
39009 Discovery Way, Squamish


Mattresses (including Foam Core Futon Mattresses)

Give away, sell or donate. If too old, take them to Squamish Landfill Depot or Whistler Transfer Stn where they will be taken for recycling  to mattressrecycling.com

Second Hand Stores

Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite Alice Lake turn off

Whistler Transfer Station
Callaghan Valley Road  


Medicine & Used Needles

Return your unused medications to participating pharmacy’s
medicationsreturn.ca

London Drugs
Shoppers Drug Mart
Save On Pharmacy


Milk Cartons & Milk Jugs & Soup/ Sauce Cartons

Milk Jugs and Milk Cartons as well as Soup and Sauce Cartons - RINSED, flattened and lid placed loose - can go in your blue recycling tote. 

Blue Curbside Recycling Tote


Metal

All metals are recyclable and easy to recycle. Take to ASM Scrap Metal or Squamish Landfill

Allied Scrap Metal (ASM) 
1111A Industrial Way, Squamish

Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite Alice Lake turnoff


Oil – Automotive Filters & Containers

Used oil filters, empty motor oil bottles, and used oil visit usedoilrecycling.com managed under the BC Stewardship Programs

Canadian Tire
Diamond Head Motors
Newport Auto Inc

Kal Tire
Fred Hinchcliffe Auto 


Organic Kitchen Waste

Your own backyard compost or drop off for composting at Carney’s Waste Systems Recycle Centre and it is taken to Whistler Compost Facility 

Backyard Compost Container

Carney’s Waste Systems Recycle Centre
38950 Queens Way, Squamish

Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite Alice Lake turn off

 


Paint, Solvents, Gas & Pesticides

Free recycling and disposal of household hazardous wastes at
Carney’s Recycle Centre—paint available for exchange/reuse. Empty Paint cans are accepted as well for recycling. Squamish ReBuild takes usable paint. 

Carney's Waste Systems Recycle Centre
38950 Queens Way, Squamish

Squamish ReBuild
40350 Government Rd, Squamish


Paper & Cardboard

Flatten and place in your curbside recycling tote– Commercial and large volumes should go to Carney’s Recycle Centre for free—recycled back to paper fibre

 

Blue Curbside Recycling Tote

Carney's Waste Systems Recycle Centre
38950 Queens Way, Squamish

Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite Alice Lake turn off


Plastic Rigid Containers

Rinse, clean, squash or flatten  recyclable plastic containers and place in your curbside recycling tote. Commercial and large volumes can be taken to Carney’s Recycle Centre for free.
CLEAN (free of soil) small plastic plant pots and seedling trays can also be place in your recycling tote. 

 

 

  Blue Curbside Recycling Tote

Carney's Waste Systems Recycle Centre
38950 Queens Way, Squamish

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Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite Alice Lake turn off


Plastic Bags & Overwrap (Soft Plastics)

Bag your bags but do not mix in other recyclables. Empty bags of paper receipts and food residue. Drop off at Carney's Recycle Centre or at the Landfill Recycle Depot. 

 

Carney's Waste Systems Recycle Centre 
38950 Queens Way, Squamish

Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite Alice Lake turn off


Plastic Other

Non-numbered rigid plastic 
(#1-5) is not recyclable, put in landfill waste (i.e. toys and products made with mixed plastics are non-recyclable)

Garbage Containers

Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of highway 99
opposite Alice Lake turn off


Power Tools

A BC Provincial Stewardship program manages these products recycling the components they can.
Drop off at ASM Squamish Scrap Metal. More info at  www.cesarecycling.ca 
Small Appliances are collected at Carney's Recycle Centre and the Landfill Depot.  

Allied Scrap Metal (ASM) 
1111A Industrial Way, Squamish


Propane Tanks

Exchange for filled one, recyclable if empty

Return to vender for recycling

ASM Squamish Scrap Metal
111A Industrial Way, Squamish


Recyclables – Contaminated

Contamination cannot be recycled and can only be landfilled, and would be included in household waste

 

Garbage Containers

Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite Alice Lake turn off


Refundable Bottles

Provincial Stewardship program charges a deposit which is refundable if returned to an approved location. www.encorp.ca

Squamish Bottle Depot
38927 Queens Way, Squamish

 

Reusable Items

Give away, sell, donate to one of many second hand stores in the local area. Try the facebook group Squamish Buy and Sell as well as Craigslist. 

Secondhand Stores


Smoke and CO Alarms

Provincial Stewardship program has the manufacturers take back smoke and CO (Carbon Monoxide) Alarms at end of life

 

Carney's Waste Systems Recycle Centre
38950 Queens Way, Squamish   

Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite of Alice Lake turn off


Styrofoam

There is a recycling bin accepting styrofoam at the Squamish Landfill and at Carney's Recycle Centre.
Only clean styrofoam with not other material attached. 
 

Carney's Waste Systems Recycle Centre
38950 Queens Way, Squamish   

Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite of Alice Lake turn off


Take Away Cups - Hot and Cold Beverages

RINSED and CLEAN paper hot and cold beverage cups  (e.g. paper coffee take away cups) and plastic cold drink cups can be put in your blue recycling bin, place lids loose in bin. Please make sure all parts are CLEAN in order to  avoid contaminating other recycling material. 

Blue Curbside Recycling Tote


Tetra Paks

All Tetra Paks go to the Bottle Depot for recycling, rinse and flatten all Tetra Paks

Squamish Bottle Depot
38927 Queens Way
604-815-4699
Tuesday thru Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm


Thermometer (Mercury)

Mercury Thermometers need be properly disposed as they are toxic, drop off at Newport Auto for disposal. 

Newport Auto
38972 Queens Way, Squamish

 


Tin & Aluminum

Rinse, clean and Squash or flatten and place in your curbside recycling tote. Commercial and large volumes can be taken to Carney’s Recycle Centre for free.

Curbside Recycling Tote

Carney's Waste Systems Recycle Centre
West of Highway 99
opposite Alice Lake  turn off


Tires

Collected for recycling under the Provincial Stewardship Program. Supplier of tires can take back your used ones or take to the Squamish Landfill

Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite Alice Lake turn off

Canadian Tire
Diamond Head Motors
KalTire
Newport Auto


Vegetable Oil

Household amounts of used veggie oil can be donated to Camp Summit to run their veggie oil bus, call to arrange free pick up

Camp Summit Squamish
604-898-3700 (Geoff) 


Wood Waste

Clean wood waste with nails is accepted for Commercial Compost. Other wood is accepted for hog fuel

Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite Alice Lake turn off


Yard Debris

Compost container in your backyard or drop off at Squamish Landfill for commercial composting

Bi-weekly curbside yard waste collection from May - October, more info: www.squamish.ca

Squamish Landfill Public Depot
West of Highway 99
opposite Alice Lake turn off

Curbside Collection (May-October)
Have your yard waste bin (max.35 gal) or paper bag ready by 8:00 am on recycling day, max. 4 bins or paper bags 


Local Locations

Carneys Waste Systems Recycle Centre 
38950 Queens Way, Squamish 
604-932-5038
Monday thur Saturday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Squamish Landfill Public Depot 
Accepts various recyclables
Landfill Road
604-898-563
Open 7 days a week: 9 am – 6 pm

Squamish Bottle Depot
38927 Queens Way
604-815-4699
Tuesday thru Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm

Squamish ReBuild
40350A Government Road
604-567-5551
7 days a week: 9 am to 5 pm 

Allied Scrap Metal (ASM) 
1111A Industrial Way, Squamish
604 815-4177
Monday thru Friday: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm 
Saturday: 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Home Depot
39251 Discovery Way
604-892-8800
Monday thru Friday: 7am – 10 pm 
Sunday: 8 am – 6 pm

Canadian Tire
1851 Mamquam Road
604-898-2227
Mon – Wed, Saturday 9 am – 7 pm 
Thurs – Friday: 9 am – 9 pm 
Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

District of Squamish Main Office 
37955 Second Avenue
604-892-5217
Monday thru Friday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm 

 

Secondhand Store Options In Squamish

Pearls Value & Vintage
38128 Cleveland Ave
604-892-5699
Monday thru Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

St. Josephs Thrift Store
38052 Cleveland Ave
604-892-7981
Monday thru Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm

Mini Flea Market
38071 Cleveland Ave
604-892-5811
7 days a week: 7:30 am – 5 pm

For more recycling information contact Carney’s Waste Systems or RCBC, the Recycling Council of BC (www.rcbd.bc.ca)