The depot now collects used motor oil, used oil filters, used antifreeze, and empty oil containers for recycling.

Recyclables we accept

  • Appliances - small and large, also power tools

  • Batteries - household and vehicle 

  • Cellphones

  • Books (good condition/usable) 

  • Cardboard/boxboard

  • Drink containers  

  • Electronics

  • Glass - non-deposit (e.g., jam jars) 

  • Light bulbs and fixtures

  • Motor oil, oil filters, and antifreeze

  • Paint

  • Paper: cartons and printed paper

  • Plastic: bags, containers, non-packaging, and other flexible plastic packaging

  • Personal protective equipment

  • Scrap metal

  • Smoke and CO alarms

  • Styrofoam    

  • Thermostats

  • Tin cans and aluminum foil

  • Tires (May only)

Since 1989, PIRS has diverted over eight MILLION pounds of recyclables from landfills.

Thank you Pender Islands residents.

Click here for more information about items that CAN BE RECYCLED at the depot and how to prepare them for drop off.

The depot has recycled over
8 million lbs!

Sort recyclables at home first.

Save time by sorting your recyclables at home first before bringing them to the depot.


DEPOSIT ON DAIRY CONTAINERS:As of February 1, 2022 dairy and dairy alternative beverage containers have a $0.10 deposit.

COVID 19 - Please maintain social distancing of 2 m from staff and other patrons. Masks are optional.

Pender Island Recycling Society

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