RCBC Recyclepedia Materials Index

Below is an index of materials of all the major materials categories in the RCBC Recyclepedia for recycling/reuse drop-off locations in British Columbia. 

Appliances & Electrical Products | Batteries | Beverage Containers | Building Materials | Clothing & Textiles |Electronics | Flammable Liquids | Furniture | Glass | Hazardous Items | Lighting Products | Medications |Metal | Oils | Organics | Paint | Paper | Plastics | Rubber & Tires | Thermostats | Vehicles (end-of-life)

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Appliances and Electrical Products

  • Air Conditioners
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Large Appliances
  • Microwave 
  • Outdoor Power Equipment
  • Power Tools
  • Small Appliances
  • Smoke Alarms

Batteries

  • Automotive Batteries
  • Non-Rechargeable Batteries
  • Other Batteries
  • Rechargeable Batteries

Beverage Containers

  • Alcohol Containers
  • Beer Containers
  • Juice/Pop/Water Containers
  • Milk/Soy/Rice Containers

Building Materials

  • Asbestos
  • Asphalt
  • Building Materials (Reusable)
  • Concrete
  • Dimensional Lumber (Reusable)
  • Gypsum/Drywall
  • Pallets
  • Porcelain Toilets
  • Roofing Shingles
  • Rubble

Clothing/Textiles

  • Clothing (Reusable)
  • Non-reusable Clothing

Electronics

  • Car Electronics
  • Cartridges
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Cell Phones
  • Computers
  • Electrical Toys
  • Electronic Musical Instruments
  • Electronic Thermometers
  • Home Audio & Video Systems
  • Personal Electronic Products
  • Photocopiers
  • Storage Media
  • Television
  • Video Gaming Systems and Accessories

Flammable Liquids

  • Flammable Liquids
  • Gasoline
  • Solvents

Furniture 

  • Furniture
  • Hot Tubs
  • Mattress
  • Reusable Household Items

Glass

  • Eye Glasses
  • Glass Containers
  • Plate/Window Glass
  • Household Furniture
  • Carpet

Hazardous Items

  • Antifreeze
  • Explosives and Flares
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Medical Sharps
  • Pesticides
  • Propane Tanks Disposable
  • Propane Tanks Refillable

Lighting Products

  • Residential-use lights (i.e. “bulbs”)
  • Residential-use lighting fixtures

Medications

  • Natural Health Products
  • Non-Prescription Medications 
  • Prescription Medications

Metal

  • Aluminum Scrap
  • Car Parts
  • Ferrous Metals
  • Mercury
  • Metal Drums
  • Non-Ferrous Metals
  • Other Metal
  • Tin Cans

Oils

  • Motor Oil
  • Other Oil
  • Oil Filters

Organics

  • Animal Carcasses
  • Christmas Trees
  • Fat/Grease
  • Food Scraps
  • Soil
  • Wood Material
  • Yard Trimmings

Paint

  • Paint
  • Tree Marking Paint
  • Spray Paint

Paper

  • Cardboard
  • Fibre Drums
  • Hard Cover Books
  • Mixed Waste Paper
  • Soft Cover Books

Plastics

  • Foam Packaging Chips
  • P2 Milk Jugs
  • P2 Oil Containers
  • P6 Egg Cartons
  • P6 Expanded PS (Polystyrene)
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Code 1
  • Plastic Code 2
  • Plastic Code 3
  • Plastic Code 4
  • Plastic Code 5
  • Plastic Code 6
  • Plastic Code 7
  • Plastic Drums
  • Plastic Lumber

Rubber/Tires

  • Bicycle Tires
  • Car Tires
  • Large Tires 
  • Other Rubber
  • Truck Tires

Thermostats

  • Mercury-containing Thermostats
  • Other Thermostats

Vehicles (end-of-life)

  • Cars
  • Trucks