Nanaimo Recycling Depots Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM 

Saturday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Closed on Stat Holidays
Christmas & New Years Eve: 8:30am - 3pm

PHONE: 250-751-2358

5 Star Recycling Centre:

Nanaimo Recycling Depot Hours Full Deposit Bottle Return
Free Scrap Metal & Electronics Recycling
Clean Family Friendly Depot
Residential Paper and Packaging Recycling

5 Star Recycling Centre:

Nanaimo Recycling Depot Hours

Full Deposit Bottle Return
Free Scrap Metal Recycling
Recycle Electronics for FREE
Clean Family Friendly Depot
Residential Paper and Packaging Recycling

Bottle Depot - Full Deposit On Your Returns

One Unified Deposit

Do you know all of the different types of beverage containers that have a deposit refund in BC?

Many people are unaware of all of the container types they can recycle for a refund. Please check our ‘Can I recycle this container?’ article to learn more about the beverage containers you can recycle for a refund.

Milk is now worth $0.10 and is part of the deposit system.

Bottles and cans are commonplace items amongst households. Rather than throw these in the garbage, you can reduce pollution, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and conserve energy by recycling your bottles and cans instead. 

Did you know that recycling your aluminum cans reduces energy consumption by 95%? When aluminum cans are recycled, they’re melted down and reformed as new cans which requires much less energy than producing aluminum from scratch. Plastic bottles are made from petroleum which is a non-renewable resource and glass requires a lot of minerals, energy, and water to produce. By recycling your bottles, you reduce energy consumption and conserve resources. 

At our Regional Recycling Depot in Nanaimo, we have the tools and knowledge to properly handle and dispose of your bottles and cans, to create a more sustainable environment.

Free Scrap Metal Recycling!


Regional Recycling accepts all types of metal for recycling. However, only Abbotsford, Cloverdale and Richmond locations purchase non-ferrous scrap metals. Even if it's not worth any money, keeping it out of the landfill helps the environment and conserve natural resources. Remember all metal is recyclable!


Free Electronics Recycling

We also recycle ALL types of Electronics for FREE! If it has a battery, plugs-in, winds up, or is mostly made of metal, we can recycle it!


Computer Recycling Burnaby


Computer Recycling Burnaby


Computer Recycling Burnaby

Audio Visual

Computer Recycling Burnaby

TVs & Flatscreens

Computer Recycling Burnaby

Light Bulbs

Computer Recycling Burnaby

Floor Care

Computer Recycling Burnaby

Tools & Equipment

Computer Recycling Burnaby

Smoke & Co Alarms

Computer Recycling Burnaby

Craft & Art, Devices

Computer Recycling Burnaby

Gaming Devices

Computer Recycling Burnaby


Computer Recycling Burnaby


Computer Recycling Burnaby

Small & Large Appliances

Computer Recycling Burnaby

Mobile Devices

Computer Recycling Burnaby

Lighting Equipment

Computer Recycling Burnaby

Personal Care

FREE Paint, Pesticides & Fuel Recycling *

Recycle Paint


Recycle Fuel


Recycle Flammable Liquids

Flammable Liquids

Recycle Paint Thinner

Paint Thinner

Recycle Pesticides


* Consumer products only. No industrial or specialty products.
Get detailed information about the kind of products we accept in this category.


Residential Quantities Of Packaging

Most packaging & printed paper can be collected curbside or can be taken to our depot for recycling. We only accept residential quantities. We also take plastic bags & plastic overwrap. For more information go to


NO Pails for lubricants or oils, Propane cylinders, tanks or bottles NO Containers for motor oil, vehicle lubricant or antifreeze products. MUST BE CLEAN! Food waste smells & creates mold

Recycle Metal Cans

Metal Cans

Recycle Aerosol  Cans

Aerosol Cans

Recycle Aluminum  Foil & Trays

Aluminum Foil & Trays

Recycle Metal  Lids

Metal Lids


NO Ceramic bowls or bowls with metal rims MUST BE CLEAN! Food waste smells & creates mold

Recycle Glass Jars

Glass Jars

Recycle Glass Food Containers

Glass Food Containers

Glass Sauce Containers

Glass Sauce Containers

Recycle Glass Bottles

Glass Bottles


NO Foam pellets, packing chips or noodles blue or pink foam board insulation. REMOVE Liquid-absorbing pads, Shrink Wrap, Anything not Styrofoam MUST BE CLEAN! Food waste smells & creates mold

Recycle Metal Cans

Plastic Foam Egg Cartons

Recycle Aerosol  Cans

Plastic Foam Containers & Trays

Recycle Aluminum  Foil & Trays

Plastic Foam Cushion Packaging

Recycle Metal  Lids

Plastic Foam Cups