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Island Return-It Campbell River

Address:
1580-F Willow Street, Campbell River, BC  V9W 3M7
Call:
250-287-4224
Hours:
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday 9:30AM - 5:00PM Closed
Thursday 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Friday 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Sunday CLOSED
Holidays CLOSED

Accepted at this location:

  • Beverage Containers

    Encorp Pacific (Canada)

    Beverage container volumes collected through our province-wide network of Return-It Depots continues to grow creating excellent Business and Career opportunities.

  • End-of-Life Electronics

    Electronic Products Recycling Association

    The Return-It Electronics program is B.C.'s first electronic waste recycling program and is the only way to ensure that end-of-life electronics are recycled responsibly. The growing public awareness of keeping electronic waste out of our landfills opens up interesting Business & Career opportunities.

  • Beer Containers

    Brewers Distributors Ltd.

    Refillable glass beer, cider & cooler bottles and metal beverage alcohol cans.

  • Batteries

    Call2Recycle

    Consumer batteries weighing less than 5 kilograms.

  • Small Appliances

    ElectroRecycle

    Small appliances and power tools, ranging in size from toasters and hand-held drills to countertop microwaves, vacuums and bench-top table saws.

  • Lamps & Lighting

    Product Care Recycling

    All residential, commercial, institutional and industrial lighting products (lamps, fixtures and ballasts) ranging from light-bulbs to flashlights, table lamps and chandeliers.

  • Paint

    Product Care Recycling

    Household (architectural) paint and paint aerosols.  PaintShare may be available at select collection sites in BC.

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Beverage containers accepted:

  • Aluminum Can

    Aluminum

    Leave tabs on
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 – 1L 10¢

    The most commonly used individual serving container. Please leave the pull tabs on.

    Recycled into

    More than 80% of the cans sold in BC are returned for recycling. These cans are baled, melted and back on the shelf again as cans within 6 weeks. This saves a lot of raw material, plus it takes 95% less energy to manufacture a new can from recycled aluminum than it does to make it from brand new material.
  • Plastic Bottles

    Plastic

    Caps on, labels on
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 – 1L 10¢
    Over 1L 10¢
    0 – 454mL 10¢

    The familiar plastic soft drink and water bottles, as well as clear or tinted, opaque plastic, and vinyl juice containers.

    Recycled into

    Over 75% of the plastic bottles sold are returned. The bottles are power-washed, then shredded, then power-washed again. From there, the shredded material is sold to companies who pull, stretch and meld the shreds into fibre for new bottles and buckets. Recycling plastics uses about 1/3 less energy than manufacturing new plastic.
  • Drink Boxes

    Drink Box

    Caps on, push the straws in
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 – 500mL No Fee 10¢
    501mL – 1L No Fee 10¢

    Aseptic "drink boxes". Identifiable by their aluminum-coated interior. These products are laminated together with paper, plastic and aluminum liners

    Recycled into

    Around 60% of these polycoated containers are returned for recycling. Once returned, they're hydra-pulped to separate the paper, plastic and foil. The paper is turned into pulp and put to use again in paper products and as cardboard boxes. Thousands of tonnes of paper pulp are recovered in this process. For every ton of paper pulp recycled, approximately 17 trees are saved.
  • Gable Top

    Gable Top

    Caps on
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 – 1L No Fee 10¢
    Over 1L 10¢

    Coated "gable top" drink cartons are made out of paper and plastic. The name Gable Top comes from the fold at the top which looks like a gable end of a house.

    Recycled into

    Around 60% of these polycoated containers are returned for recycling. Once returned, they're hydra-pulped to separate the paper, plastic and foil. The paper is turned into pulp and put to use again in paper products and as cardboard boxes. Thousands of tonnes of paper pulp are recovered in this process. For every ton of paper pulp recycled, approximately 17 trees are saved.
  • Glass

    Glass

    Caps on, labels on
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 – 1L 10¢ 10¢
    Over 1L 16¢ 10¢

    Everyday glass juice and non-alcohol beverage bottles. (Glass alcohol bottles such as wine, spirits, imported beer and coolers carry different deposit levels.)

    Recycled into

    Of all the glass bottles sold in BC, 93% are returned. These bottles are ground down into small pieces called "cullet" and used in the manufacturing of a variety of things such as fibreglass insulation, sandblasting material and even sand for golf-course sandtraps. Ground glass can also be added to asphalt in the making of new roads.
  • Bi-Metal

    Bi-Metal

    Leave labels on
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 – 1L 10¢
    Over 1L No Fee 10¢

    Bi-metal consist of two layers of different metals joined together that can be recycled. Any metal container other than aluminum ranging from small single serve tins to apple juice cans.

    Recycled into

    Beverage container metal tins and cans are baled and then melted down to be turned into scrap metal, which can then be used as construction re-bar.
  • Drink Pouch

    Pouch

    Leave Bag in Box
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 – 1L No Fee 10¢

    Laminated foil and plastic pouch with a small membrane for inserting a straw.

    Recycled into

    The plastic in these containers is separated out and can be mixed with other types of plastic to make park benches, bins and other sturdy products.
  • Bag-in-box Water

    Bag-in-a-Box

    Water - Leave bag in box
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    Over 1L 12¢ 10¢

    Large "bags" of water in a cardboard carton, usually with a spigot for in-fridge use.

    Recycled into

    The plastic in these containers is separated out and can be mixed with other types of plastic to make park benches, bins and other sturdy products.
  • Milk containers

    Milk and Plant-based Containers

    All material types
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 - 1L Varies 10¢
    Over 1L Varies 10¢

    As of February 1st, 2022 there is a 10-cent deposit on "ready-to-drink" milk and plant-based beverages like oat, soy and almond.

    More details...

  • Liquor Plastic

    Liquor Plastic

    Caps on, labels on
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 – 1L 10¢
    Over 1L 10¢

    The familiar plastic bottles, including coolers and some spirits.

    Recycled into

    Over 75% of the plastic bottles sold are returned. The bottles are power-washed, then shredded, then power-washed again. From there, the shredded material is sold to companies who pull, stretch and meld the shreds into fibre for new bottles and buckets. Recycling plastics uses about 1/3 less energy than manufacturing new plastic.
  • Glass Alcohol

    Liquor Glass

    Caps on, labels on
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 – 1L 13¢ 10¢
    Over 1L 16¢ 10¢

    The wine, spirits, imported beer and coolers in glass bottles.

    Recycled into

    Of all the glass bottles sold in BC, 93% are returned. These bottles are ground down into small pieces called "cullet" and used in the manufacturing of a variety of things such as fibreglass insulation, sandblasting material and even sand for golf-course sandtraps. Ground glass can also be added to asphalt in the making of new roads.
  • Bag-in-box Alcohol

    Bag-in-a-Box

    Alcohol - Leave Bag in Box
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    Over 1L 12¢ 10¢

    Large "bags" of wine in a cardboard carton, usually with a spigot for in-fridge use.

    Recycled into

    The plastic in these containers is separated out and can be mixed with other types of plastic to make park benches, bins and other sturdy products.
  • Non-refillable Beer

    Liquor Glass: Non-Refillable Beer

    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 - 1L 10¢ 10¢
    Over 1L 16¢ 10¢

    Caps on, labels on

    Recycled into

    Alcohol beverage containers registered with Encorp Pacific's Return-It system are guaranteed to receive a full deposit refund at all locations. This also includes wines, spirits and non-refillable beer and coolers (sold in glass containers)

Leave the caps on

When returning your beverage containers, leave the caps on to ensure all plastic pieces are recycled.

Additional recyclables:

BCRecycles.ca