Vancouver Recycling Depot Hours
BOTTLE DEPOT HOURS (Secondary depot): 7:30am - 6pm
FULL DEPOT OPEN: 7 Days a Week 9am - 6:00pm
STAT HOLIDAYS: 11am – 4pm
CLOSED: Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day
ADDRESS: 960 Evans Ave Vancouver, BC V6A 2L2
5 Star Recycling Center:
Full Deposit Bottle Return
Vancouver Bottle Depot
5 Star Recycling Center:
Full Deposit Bottle Return
Scrap Metal For Cash
Recycle Electronics for FREE
Clean Family Friendly Depot
Bottle Depot - Full Deposit On Your Returns
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.
Please Note: While we do recycle them, no deposit is paid for milk items so we’re unable to provide a refund.
There’s a simple way you can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, minimize air and water pollution, and conserve energy and natural resources. By recycling your bottles and cans, you’re creating a healthier, more sustainable environment.
But how do a few bottles and cans make a difference? Recycled aluminum cans are melted down and reformed into new cans, decreasing energy consumption by 95% compared to creating new ones. Plastic bottles are made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource, so when recycled over 3.8 barrels of oil for every tonne of plastic that’s recycled is saved. When just one glass bottle is recycled, enough energy is conserved to power a 100-watt light bulb for four hours. So, when people say throwing out one bottle doesn’t make a difference, they couldn’t be more wrong.
At our Regional Recycling Depot in Vancouver, we can properly recycle all bottles and cans to conserve energy and increase sustainability.
Scrap Metal For Cash!
We Buy Scrap Metal! At Regional Recycling, we’re more than just your average bottle depot. We’ll purchase your non-ferrous metals for cash. Non-ferrous is the type of metal that contains NO steel or iron. These include copper, brass, stainless steel, insulated wire, aluminum and zinc. We recycle all ferrous (magnetic) metals like steel for free.
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!
TVs & Flatscreens
Tools & Equipment
Smoke & Co Alarms
Craft & Art, Devices
FREE Paint, Pesticides & Fuel Recycling *
* New Rules For Cardboard Recycling
Due to the volatility of the markets, we have to charge our customers to recycle cardboard.
Residential: Free up to 1 yard. Anything over will incur a fee of $5 / yard.
EXAMPLE: 3 yards = $10
Commercial: Will incur a fee of $5 per yard, regardless of quantity.
EXAMPLE: 3 yards = $15
Metal Residential Packaging
Most metal packaging can be collected curbside or can be taken to our depot for recycling. All depots except Burnaby will accept metal containers. We only accept residential quantities. We also take plastic bags & plastic overwrap. For more information go to RecycleBC.ca
RECYCLE METAL CONTAINERS
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
Aluminum Foil & Trays
We Love Our Customers – See Our Reviews
This is a well set up facility. There’s loads of parking. Carts are available to sort out your returns. Wheel them in and an employee counts your returns, then hands the slip to the cashier where you get paid. Simple, organized, and efficient. – Dick L.
Arjun B. Vancouver, BC
The best thing about this place is that, it’s big! There are a lot of stations you can go to and spread out your recyclables and grab a cart and work at your own pace!!
The staff does a quick count and gives you a code, which you can take to the money dispensing machine.
After you are all done, there is soap and water to clean up! – Arjun B
Shannon F. Vancouver, BC
Great facility. Lots of easy parking, lots of big carts that you can roll right up to your trunk for unloading/sorting. A staff member will count up your returns (very quick!) and hand you a ticket, which you take to the cashier. Everyone was friendly. Nice hand washing station for when you are finished. They also take bulk cardboard (perfect for after moving apartments!) and electronics. They pay full price on all empties. They do not give refunds on milk bottles (Avalon). I felt very safe and welcome there. Recommended. – Shannon F.
Ok out of all the Recycling depot. This one is the most organized one. So you go and grab a cart and push it to your car (open your trunk) and start stacking your cans and beer bottle. Yes, I rarely go to the recycling depot and when I do go, I make sure I have a lot. Yes, I don’t like to make special small trips. I rather do one big trip. So after you are done stacking the bottles and cans, you push the entire cart to inside and they will count and a ticket. You bring the ticket to get scanned and get your cash deposit back. – Denise W.