ReCycling Centres in White Rock
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1. BIG ITEM REMOVAL (FREE)- The City of Surrey will pick up 3 large items including appliances, mattresses and furniture for free. Tel: 604-635-5478
2. APPLIANCE DROP OFF (FREE)- Unplugged, the Small Appliance Recycling Program gives British Columbians a new and convenient recycling option for these products. As of October 1st, recycle your old and broken small appliances at one of over 100 Unplugged recycling drop-off locations across the province. Introduced by the Canadian Electrical Stewardship Association (CESA), Unplugged is the first small appliance recycling program of its kind in Canada and the only government-approved small appliance recycling program in B.C. It accepts more than 120 small appliances, ranging in size from toasters and electric toothbrushes to countertop microwaves and vacuum cleaners. www.productcare.org/Small-Appliances
3. HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL (FREE) - Household hazardous waste can be found around your home and these have the symbols danger, warning, or caution on the product. These products can be toxic, flammable, corrosive or reactive and are harmful to humans, animals or the environment if not handled properly. They should not be put in the garbage or poured into a drain and they should be stored well away from children. Take them to a Product Care depot for safe disposal. For your nearest depot call the BC Recycling Hotline at 604-732-9253 or visit www.productcare.org. There is no charge to drop off leftovers that are accepted by the program.
4. PAINT, FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS, PESTICIDES – (FREE) http://www.productcare.org/BC-Depots
5. FLOURESCENT LIGHTS – (FREE) Light Recycle is a recycling program for residential use fluorescent lights and tubes. BC residents can drop off their burnt-out fluorescent lights and tubes at over 195 Light Recycle drop-off locations for recycling. www.productcare.org/lights
6. BEVERAGES, ELECTRONICS, MILK CARTONS – (FREE) http://www.return-it.ca/
7. CAR & BIKE TIRE RECYCLING - Will pick up and drop off locations. (SOME SMALL FEES) www.tirestewardshipbc.ca
8. COMPUTERS – (FREE) – bring them your computer equipment. They refurbish computers and donate to non-profit organizations. www.freegeekvancouver.org
9. COMPUTERS – (FREE) Will pick up and you can drop off. www.era.ca/index.php
10. COMPUTERS - COMPUTERS FOR SCHOOLS BC – (FREE) Will pick up or drop off. www.cfsbc.ca/contact.html
11. GREAT WEBSITE FOR LOCAL RECYCLING: Recycling Council of B.C. www.rcbc.ca
12. (FOR A FEE) JUNK REMOVAL - Recycle It Junk Removal - Tel: 604-587-5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca They will remove furniture, applicances, electronics, construction, home & yard clean ups etc
For clothes, small house hold items and toys you don't want anymore, DONATE THEM:
1. Canadian Diabetes Assn. www.diabetes.ca - They call pick up your items for free.Clothesline at 1-800-505-5525.
2. Union Gospel Mission www.ugm.ca/services/thriftstore - Drop off.
3. Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver - www.bigbrothersvancouver.com/getinvolved/give-clothing/ - Call for pick up 604.526.2447 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can drop off.
4. BC SPCA - Drop off at one of their locations. www.spca.bc.ca/about/locations/thrift-stores
5. Surrey Fire Fighters Assn. - Drop off at one of their locations. www.surreyfirefighters.com/site/charities/thrift-store/
6. Clothes on Wheels - Drop off at their Surrey location. www. clothesonwheels.org/give-clothing/ they provide clothes and food to those in need.
7. Toy Traders - www.toytraders.ca/store/tradeinformation.aspx - Bring in your gently used toys and get "Trader Bucks" to buy more toys.
8. Value Village - www.valuevillage.com/where-to-donate.aspx - Drop off at one of their locations.
9. Surrey Hospice Society -www.surreyhospice.com/acceptable-items - Drop off.
or you can SELL YOUR ITEMS:
1. Have a Yard Sale.
2. Sell at www.ebay.ca
3. Sell at www.craigslist.com
4. Post your items on Facebook.
5. Email out pictures to your friends.
Earth Friendly Junk Removal
Special Earth Day NEWS Read more...
Happy Earth Day everyone! My name is Jason Watson and I'm thrilled to celebrate Earth Day with you and so many other like-minded people here in my hometown of White Rock.
As President of Recycle It Canada - a Canadian owned and operated junk removal and recycling company - Earth Day is something to get excited about. In fact, it's the reason I jump out of bed each morning, eager to send my fleet of little blue recycling trucks out into the world. It's the reason I tell everyone I meet throughout the day that "EVERY DAY IS EARTH DAY."
It's amazing to think that on April 22nd, more than 6 million Canadians will join forces with approximately one billion people in over 170 countries to celebrate Earth Day. Those numbers are absolutely staggering. With so many people raising their voice to advocate for a clean and healthy planet, governments and large corporations are hearing our message loud and clear and changes are being made.
Think about this: Several years ago, the simple act of recycling a soda pop can, for example, took some careful planning. Now, wherever there is a garbage can, you can find a separate container for glass and cans. That's because of Earth Day and people like you are demanding recycling solutions. Take for example our own provincial government. Last year the provincial Grits passed legislation that made it illegal to dump old mattresses at our provincial landfills. It doesn't sound like much on the surface, but that one act made a significant impact on the environment. Now old mattresses are being diverted from landfills, and instead of being dumped or burned, they're dutifully stripped down to the bare bones. All the wood, metals and stuffing from the old mattresses are recycled according to industry best practices. And that's great news for everyone.
We can all look forward to continued corporate and government initiatives to help encourage the proper recycling of many other household items. Today it's much easier to recycle old fridges, large appliances, electronics, and old hot water heaters, than it has been in the past. As a company we've been doing all the right things for the environment long before they were passed into law.
At RECYCLE IT we are proud to lead the charge. With our extreme commitment to the environment we've helped to transform the junk removal industry into a junk recycling industry. We can proudly say that we are now able to recycle more than 80 percent of the loads we pick up. In case you were keeping score - that leads the industry by at least 20 percent. We all deserve a pat on the back for our collective efforts to help save the planet.
Celebrating Earth Day is just one way we can acknowledge the hard work all of us have done over the years to spread the message of REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE. Our efforts are making a huge difference in the world today. And that deserves a celebration. Look for one of our blue RECYCLE IT trucks parked in White Rock on Earth Day. If you stop by and book a job with us on Earth Day - or call one of our super friendly call center staffers - we will gladly donate all proceeds to an Earth Day Charity.
HAPPY EARTH DAY EVERYONE! - Jason Watson President of RECYCLE-IT
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