How to Recycle Thermostats
Thermostats Are Now Accepted at the Richmond Recycling Depot
This includes electronic, smart and mercury-containing (aka electromechanical) thermostats. To learn more about thermostat recycling, visit the Thermostat Recovery Program website.
Please note, this thermostat recycling program doesn’t include thermometers, pressure gauges, barometers or loose mercury.
Recycle Glass Correctly
Make a Difference Following Three Simple Steps
1) Always separate glass bottles and jars from other recycling
2) Empty and rinse
3) Make sure it’s recyclable
Watch the video below to learn more.
New & Used Drywall Disposal
Wondering How to Safely Dispose of Your Drywall?
New and used drywall can be taken to the Vancouver Landfill, located at 5400 72nd St, Delta, BC, V4K 3N3. There is no curbside collection or Large Item Pick-Up program for this material.
Drywall that has never been installed (no tape, mud or paint) and is date-stamped after 1990 can be recycled at the Vancouver Landfill or Vancouver South Transfer Station. This material does not need to be bagged.
Used drywall requires careful handling and disposal, as drywall installed before 1990 can be contaminated with asbestos. It is important not to disturb this without protective equipment. Learn more about safe handling by visiting the Work Safe BC Drywall page.
Used drywall must arrive at the landfill in plastic bags that are 6 mil thick, double-bagged and sealed. See Metro Vancouver's New and Used Gypsum Disposal page for full instructions and where to purchase these heavy duty plastic bags.
Save On Fees With Garbage Disposal Vouchers
Richmond residents may purchase a $5 garbage disposal voucher at any City facility. These vouchers are good for up to $25 in disposal charge value at the Vancouver Landfill only. Please call ahead for more information 604-873-7000 or 311.