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Helpful Resource Links
The websites listed below are filled with helpful information and inspiring ideas. Some will help answer questions that you have about the world of recycling in general, others will provide information about recycling programs in British Columbia.
Pender Island Links
PICA is dedicated to protecting and preserving special outdoor places for now and for future generations.
MAP promotes options to reduce reliance on single passenger automobiles; they operate the Pender Island community bus
Heartwood's mission is to offer Southern Gulf Islands residents and visitors, both adults and younger folks, opportunities to learn about practical, joyful, Earth-caring and community-strengthening skills.
Online home of the Compost Education Centre. Curious about hot composting, worm composting or trench composting? Want to learn how to build your own food digester or backyard composter? The Compost Education Centre has fact sheets available to help you on your way . . . they’re experts! They also offer workshops on composting, organic gardening, and sustainable living topics throughout the year at their demonstration site in a community garden in Fernwood, Victoria.
A 3R encyclopedia created by the CRD as a resource for residents of the Capital Region, including Pender Island, to identify how to reduce, reuse and recycle. Residents and businesses get the environmental story behind the items they use. The site highlights reuse options and alternative products specifically available within the Capital Region.
The public drop off areas at Hartland Landfill receives garbage, recyclables, product stewardship items and household hazardous waste. Over 80 items from 25 product categories are accepted for recycling.
Established in 1974, the Recycling Council of British Columbia is a multi-sectoral, non-profit, membership-driven organization that facilitates the exchange of ideas and knowledge that enable efficient solutions to eliminate waste.
B.C. Ministry of Environment
B.C. Product Stewardship Agencies
RecycleBC is an industry led and funded non-profit organization responsible for residential packaging and printed paper (PPP) recycling throughout British Columbia.
An organization representing the companies and agencies responsible for managing product stewardship (lifecycle) programs in British Columbia.
A not-for-profit product stewardship corporation which manages the recycling of refundable beverage containers and electronics in British Columbia.
ElectroRecycle is the first small appliance and power tool recycling program of its kind in Canada, accepting more than 300 electrical products in British Columbia.
LightRecycle is a non-profit program managing the recycling of lighting products in British Columbia.
Call2Recycle Canada is a non-profit, public service organization funded by battery and product manufacturers committed to responsible recycling of batteries and cellphones.
Product Care is a not-for-profit industry association that manages product stewardship programs including paint, lighting products, smoke and CO alarms, small appliances and power tools, and outdoor power equipment.
Consumer website of Product Care, the not-for-profit industry association that manages product stewardship programs including paint, lighting products, smoke and CO alarms, small appliances and power tools, and outdoor power equipment.
British Columbia Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) is a not-for-profit industry association responsible for the collection and recycling of lubricating oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze, and antifreeze containers in BC.
Tire Stewardship BC is a not-for-profit society formed to manage British Columbia's tire recycling program.
Links To SGI Recycling Depot Operations
Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot
Mayne Island Recycling Depot
Galiano Island Recycling Resources
Saturna Island Recycling Center