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Recycling Depots & Collection Programs

In BC, it is easy to responsibly recycle many things to keep them out of the landfill. Oil and tires, appliances, old paint, unused or expired medication, and so much more.

Castlegar Return-It Recycling Depot

  • Refundable beverage containers (aluminum, plastic, drink boxes, gable top, glass, bi-metal, pouch, milk cartons, etc.)
  • Electronics (display devices, phones, audio systems, computers and accessories, printers, etc.)
  • Small appliances (blenders, clocks, coffee makers, fans, hair dryers, sewing machines, vacuum cleaners, etc.)

Castlegar Return-It Recycling Depot

Ootischenia Landfill

  • All items accepted at the curbside (paper, plastic containers, cardboard, tin and metal cans, etc.)
  • Flexible plastics (bags, overwrap, food storage)
  • Crinkly cellophane wrap (candy, chip bags, etc.)
  • Glass bottles or jars
  • Plastic packaging foam and trays for meat/produce
  • Large appliances (refrigerators, ovens, freezers, etc.)
  • Propane cylinders

Ootischenia Landfill

Retail Locations

OK Tire

  • Antifreeze and oil (includes containers and filters)

Interchange Recycling

Participating Pharmacies: Shoppers, Safeway and Columbia River

  • Expired and unused prescription and non-prescription drugs (herbal, mineral + vitamin supplements, throat lozenges, etc.)

Health Products Stewardship Association

Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre

The Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre is the first Eco-Depot in the RDCK. The depot accepts refundable beverage containers and a wide range of materials managed through product stewardship programs and household hazardous waste (HHW) that is currently not covered by any program. For a complete list please visit their website.

Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre

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