Milk and Plant-Based Beverage Containers can now be taken to the bottle depot for refund.
BEFORE YOU GO TO A qRD WASTE OR RECYCLING FACILITY:
- Please do NOT visit a facility if you are feeling unwell.
- Please pre-sort your recycling.
qathet Regional District operates seven residential recycling depots in the region, as well as the Texada Island Transfer Station. Click on the map link below for depot locations, hours of operation and information on what materials are accepted at each location. All Recycle BC depots are fully fenced and staffed and are only open during specific hours of operation. Depots are closed on holidays. If a holiday falls on a day that a depot is not open for business, the following day that the depot is meant to be open will be taken off in lieu of the statutory holiday.
The City of Powell River provides bi-weekly curbside recycling collection. Schedule details are available on the City’s website or to pick up a hard copy of the schedule and curbside guidelines visit City Hall.
Need help finding out what waste goes where? You have options. Check out the Waste Wise Recycling Guide or Waste Wizard for information on where to drop off other specific recyclable items, or Recyclepedia. The Waste Wizard is a new tool for people to find out how to dispose of anything. Just type in what you need to dispose of and let the Waste Wizard tell you where to take it.
Get the free qathet Waste Wise app and never forget your pick-up day again.
This customizable app sends waste and recycling service reminders and alerts, notifies you about special collection events and offers access to the Waste Wizard search tool which helps users find out what waste items go where. To download the App to your iPhone or Android device, simply search “qathet Waste Wise” in the App Store or Google Play stores or click the links above.
You can also sign up below to get an email or phone call reminder for your curbside pick-up (City Residents only). By signing up, you will also receive notifications for service interruptions like snow days, depot closures, and solid waste events such as Trash Bash (all City and Rural Residents).
Only the following materials can be dropped off at the Texada Island Transfer Station at 6529 Shelter Point Road (turn left onto Shelter Point Road off of Gillies Bay Road at Shelter Point Park and follow the road towards Central Road for approximately 2 km – station is on the left hand side of the road) on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday and the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
- Scrap Metals (all vehicles and machinery must be free of fluids)
- Fridges and Freezers (FREE)
Caretaker is Wade Chisholm at 604-344-0230.
For inquiries or comments regarding recycling in Powell River, please contact the qathet Regional District’s Let’s Talk Trash Team.
phone: 604-485-2260 ext 308