Waste and Recycling

Waste and Recycling

Free Store

The Free Store accepts clean, reusable goods such as clothing and household items. No electric appliances or bulky materials please. If you are looking for a new home for something the Free Store doesn't accept, you can post an add on this website and have your add automatically cross-posted on the Lasqueti email list as well.

Recycling     Lasqueti Recycling Depot

The Recycling Centre is located behind the Free Store. Current opening hours are Mondays 10am - 2pm and Thursdays 1pm - 5pm. Please read and respect sorting signs. If there isn't a sign for it, it doesn't belong there.
Generally, the Recycling Centre accepts clean and dry household recycling like hard and soft plastic, tin cans, glass, paper, and cardboard. Items such as clean egg cartons, nursery pots, or corks, are sometimes collected separately and diverted for reuse by locals. Keep an eye out for specially-labeled collection bins that identify items currently wanted for local reuse.

The Recycle Depot in Parksville accepts a range of additional materials, including appliances, paint, and electronics. The Church Rd. Transfer Station accepts car batteries for a fee.

For more details on what can be recycled where see the RDN recycling information, the Recycle BC website, or the BC Recycling Hotline: 1-800-667-4321

Residual waste

Lasqueti has limited garbage disposal facilities. Please minimize the waste that you produce. Visitors are encouraged to pack their garbage out when they leave. Household and construction waste can be disposed of at the Church Rd. Transfer Station in Parksville.

Household waste is collected on island once a month, usually on the first Sunday of the month. The Lasqueti landfill is in the process of closing and will be open for the last time from 1-3pm on November 3rd 2019. After this date, waste will be collected at the public barge ramp in False Bay. All waste collected on Lasqueti is inspected by our Waste Manager. Waste containing organic materials, recyclables, construction debris, or toxic materials will be rejected. Please clean and dry recyclables and take them to the local recycling centre or the recycling depot in Parksville. Organic waste should be composted on your own property. Construction waste needs to go to the Church Rd. Transfer Station in Parksville. The transfer station also takes a limited selection of hazardous waste. 

Tipping Fees:  $5 per bag or $25 per truckload.
Cash only, if you don’t show up with money, you will be turned away!

Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, then Recycle are the 4 'R's that we live by here.
Please see these links for useful tips:
http://www.recyclespot.org/waste_reduction.asp
http://www.globalstewards.org/ecotips.htm