Richmond Recycling Depot

Location & Hours

5555 Lynas Lane, Richmond BC 604-276-4010 Mon - Sun: 9:00am to 6:15pm. Depot is closed on statutory holidays.

Holiday Closures

  • New Year's Day
  • Family Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • BC Day
  • Labour Day
  • Truth & Reconciliation Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

Recycling Depot Map

Items Accepted at the Depot

The items listed below are accepted for free drop-off for Richmond residents at the Recycling Depot.

Icon Aluminum-TinCans Aluminium

  • Ladders
  • Siding
  • Gutters & downspouts

Icon Cell Phones Batteries Batteries & Cellphones

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Nickel Zinc (N-Zn)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
  • Lithium Primary
  • Alkaline (AA, AAA, 9V, etc.)
  • Cell phones (and their batteries) - all types

See Lead Acid Batteries for details about large batteries such as vehicle batteries.

Please tape terminals on the lithium batteries or bag each one separately.

! Note: By leaving your computer or computer parts here you agree to accept all risk and responsibility for the release of any personal information on them. For tips on how to erase information on your electronics:

Icon Magazines Books

  • Hardcover books
  • Paperback books
  • Children's books

Used books in good condition are donated to the Friends of the Library Society.

Icon Cooking Oil Cooking Oil & Animal Fat

  • Cooking oil
  • Animal fat

! All cooking oil and animal fat must be in a sealed plastic or glass container (maximum size 5 litres). Drop-off limit of 10 litres per person, per day.

Icon Cardboard Boxes Corrugated Cardboard

  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Flattened moving boxes
  • Clean pizza boxes

! Please remove packaging and liners. No dirty or wet cardboard. Limit of 0.76 cubic metre (1 cubic yard) per day.

Icon Electronics Electronics

  • Televisions & accessories
  • Computers & printers
  • Speakers & audio equipment
  • Electronic toys
  • Musical instruments
  • Video gaming systems

! Electrical products only (products requiring batteries, 120 VAC or other electrical power sources).

! Note: By leaving your computer or computer parts here you agree to accept all risk and responsibility for the release of any personal information on them. For tips on how to erase information on your electronics:

Icon Fire Extinguisher Fire Extinguishers

  • All types of fire extinguishers

! Drop-off limit of 5 per day.

Icon Flex Plastic Bags, Glass, Aerosols Flexible Plastics, Glass & Aerosols

Flexible Plastics
New! Flexible plastic packaging, plastic bags, and plastic overwrap is now one category including:

  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Overwrap (from paper towels, soft drinks, mattresses & electronics)
  • Other plastic bags (produce, bread, garden products)
  • Stand-up & zipper lock pouches
  • Crinkly wrappers
  • Woven and net plastic bags
  • Plastic shipping packaging & bubble wrap
  • Polyethylene sheets/blocks(squishy foam)
  • Shrink wrap & plastic bags with code 5

! No food residue.

  • Clean, clear & coloured glass jars
  • Clean, clear & coloured glass bottles

! No food residue.

  • Aerosol cans (food items, air fresheners, shaving cream, deodorant, hairspray, etc.)
  • Spiral wound cans & metal lids (frozen juice concentrates, cookie dough, nuts, coffee, baby formula, etc.)
! Please rinse, and remove caps and lids.

Icon Boilers Furnaces & Hot Water Tanks

  • Gas & electric furnaces
  • Gas & electric hot water tanks

Icon Yard Trimmings - Leaves Grass & Yard Trimmings

  • Flowers
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Plant trimmings

! Richmond residents: Up to 0.75 cubic metre (1 cubic yard) FREE! Additional: $20 per 0.75 cubic metre (1 cubic yard)
! Commercial operators: $20 per 0.75 cubic metre (1 cubic yard)

Icon Refrigerators Large Appliances (refrigerants)

  • Full & compact size refrigerators and wine coolers/beverage centres
  • Freezers
  • Built-in air conditioners
  • Portable air conditioners
  • Dehumidifiers
! Please leave freon gas system intact.

Icon Washing Machines Large Appliances (no refrigerants)

  • Clothes washers & dryers
  • Ranges, range hoods & downdrafts, & built-in ovens
  • Built-in and over-the-range microwave ovens
  • Surface cooking units
  • Dishwashers
  • Food waste disposers
  • Trash compactors
  • Built-in hot beverage dispenser

Icon Nonpackage Plastics Large Plastic Items

  • Garbage cans
  • Patio chairs & tables
  • Laundry hampers
  • Children's play structures
  • Broken Blue Box/Glass Bins

! No PVC or electronic toys.

Icon Batteries Lead Acid Lead Acid Batteries

  • Vehicle batteries
  • Motorcycle and ATV batteries
  • Forklift and golf cart batteries
  • Emergency back up & large power supply batteries

! Drop-off limit of 2 per day.

Icon Lightbulb Light Bulbs

  • Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Lights emitting diodes (LED)
  • Halogen lights
  • Incandescent lights
  • High intensity discharge & other mercury containing lamps

! Maximum limit for return at one time is a total of 16 tubes and 16 bulbs. Please see the Recycling Depot attendant for assistance before unloading.

Icon Light Fixtures Lighting Fixtures

  • Lighting fixtures
  • Flashlights
  • Festive lights
  • Floor, wall and table lamps

! Electrical products only (products requiring batteries, 120VAC or other electrical power sources)

Icon Paper-Envelopes Mixed Paper

  • Cereal boxes & paper boxes
  • Clean pizza boxes
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines & flyers
  • Paper egg cartons

Icon Aluminum-TinCans Metal Food & Beverage Containers

  • Tin & aluminium cans
  • Steel cans & lids (food, dog food, cookies tins, etc.)
  • Aluminium foil & foil containers (foil wrap, pie plates, food trays, baking & roasting pans, etc.)

  • !
    No food residue. Please rinse, and remove caps and lids.

Icon Motor Oil Motor Oil & Antifreeze

  • Lubricating oil
  • Crankcase, engine and gear oil
  • Petroleum-derived or synthetic
  • Hydraulic, transmission and heat transfer fluids
  • Fluids used for lubricating purposes in machinery or equipment
  • Empty oil containers
  • Capacity of 50 litres or less, manufactured and used for any product in the lubricating oil product category
  • Oil filters (spin on style or element style fluid filters that are used in hydraulic transmission or internal combustion engine applications)
  • Oil filters (diesel fuel, storage tank fuel, coolant and household furnace oil filters)
  • Antifreeze
  • Empty antifreeze containers

! Motor Oil - 20 litres maximum
! Oil Filters - 6 filter maximum

Icon Newspaper Newsprint

  • Newspaper

Icon Paint Paints, Solvents, Pesticides & Gasoline

  • Paints & coatings (latex & oil based)
  • Aerosols (paint & flammables)
  • Flammable liquids
  • Pesticides
  • Gasoline

! Household paints - 18.9 litre max
! Paint aerosols - 660 gram max
! Domestic pesticides - 10 litre max
! Flammable aerosols - 660 grams max
! Flammable liquids - 10 litre max
! Gasoline - 25 litre max

  • All acceptable flammable liquids/aerosols must have a flammable symbol or warnings such as "Keep Away from Open Flame or Spark"
  • Only domestic pesticides labelled with a "Pest Control Product" registration number (e.g. PCP Reg. #2464) are accepted
  • Gasoline must be returned in approved Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) container

Icon Plastic Containers Plastic Containers

  • Plastic garden pots & trays
  • Plastic drink cups & lids
  • Plastic tubs, jars & lids
  • Plastic bottles & caps
  • Milk jugs

  • !
    No other plastic, and no food residue. Please rinse, and remove caps and lids.

Icon Propane Tank Propane Tanks & Butane Cylinders

  • Propane tanks (refillable)
  • Butane cylinders
  • Small 1 lb. propane tanks

Icon Metals Bicycles BBQs Scrap Metal

  • Cookware
  • Bicycle frames
  • Barbeques
  • Gas lawn mower
  • Shelving
  • Sinks
  • Exercise equipment
! All items containing at least 50% metal

Icon Appliance Small Appliances

  • Kettles
  • Irons
  • Fans
  • Microwaves
  • Rice cookers
  • Toaster ovens
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Sewing machines
  • Bathroom scales

! Electrical products only (products requiring batteries, 120 VAC, or other electrical power sources).

Icon Power Tools Power Tools

  • Power sanders
  • Drills
  • Jigsaws
  • Electric lawn mower

! Electrical products only (products requiring batteries, 120VAC or other electrical power sources)

Icon Smoke Alarm,Thermostat Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Alarms & Thermostats

  • Smoke alarms (ionization, photoelectric and combination ionization/photoelectric)
  • Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms
  • Combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms
  • Combination smoke alarms/heat detectors
  • Electronic thermostats
  • Mercury-containing thermostats
! Please do not remove the mercury switch

Icon Polystyrene 2 Coloured Polystyrene (Styrofoam)

  • Packaging foam
  • Take-out containers
  • Foam plates
  • Meat trays

! All materials must be clean and free of contaminants. No peanut chips please.

Icon Polystyrene 1 White Polystrene (Styrofoam)

  • Packaging foam
  • Take-out containers
  • Foam plates
  • Meat trays
  • Drink cups

! All materials must be clean and free of contaminants. No peanut chips please.

Icon Tires Tires

  • Passenger vehicle tires
  • Light duty truck tires
  • Bicycle tires
  • Bicycle tubes

! Tires should be reasonably clean and off the rims

Icon Yard Trimmings -Trees Trees & Shrubs

  • Trees
  • Shrubs

! No stumps or branches over 10 cm (4 in) in diameter. No dirt or manufactured wood

Icon Upholstered Furniture Upholstered Furniture

  • Office or cushioned dining chair
  • Armchair, recliner
  • Loveseat, couch
  • Sectional couch, sofa bed couch
  • Loveseat/couch with reclining seats

! Ensure all items are kept dry so they can recycled and safely handled by staff

Items Not Accepted at the Depot

The items listed below are not accepted at the Recycling Depot.

  • Asphalt
  • Gypsum drywall
  • Home demolition and construction materials
  • Household garbage
  • Hypodermic needles
  • Mattresses & box springs
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastic bags labelled compostable or biodegradable
  • Rocks, sod, soil & dirt
  • Styrofoam packaging chips, peanuts, foam noodles, blue or pink foam insulation board
  • Window glass
  • Wooden furniture (i.e. tables & chairs)
  • Other items as directed by staff

Services at the Recycling Depot

  • Residents and business operators can drop off 1 cubic yard of recyclables and 3 large appliances at the depot per day.
  • Residents can purchase recycling depot bags, rain barrels, backyard compost bins, Garbage Disposal Vouchers and/or Garbage Tags.
  • Residents can pick up free recycling resources such as Blue Box (standard or large size), yellow Mixed Paper Recycling Bag, grey Glass Recycling Bin, Blue Cart indoor collection bag, Green Can decals, brochures and other information materials.

Depot Fees

Icon Yard Trimmings - Leaves Yard & Garden Trimmings

Amounts Fee
Richmond Residents

First cubic yard Free
Each additional cubic yard $25
Commercial Operators Each cubic yard $25

Icon Upholstered Furniture Upholstered Furniture Fee for Commercial Operators

Description Fee
Office or dining chair, ottoman, bench $20
Arm chair, loveseat, couch, recliner, chaise $35
Sectional, sofabed, reclining loveseat/couch, massage chair $50

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