Waste and Recycling

Waste and Recycling

Waste

Lasqueti has no garbage disposal. Please minimize the waste that you produce and dispose of your garbage off-island. You can fill a tote with your waste/recycling and take it back to appropriate places on Vancouver Island.
All organic waste should be composted on your own property. The Free Store will accept clean, reusable goods.
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

Recycling     Lasqueti Recycling Depot

The Recycling Centre is located behind the Free Store. Please read and respect sorting signs. If there isn't a sign for it, it doesn't belong there.
Generally, we accept clean household recycling like hard and soft plastic, tin cans, and refundables like pop cans, liquor and glass bottles. You can bring clean egg cartons for reuse by locals.
For a complete list of accepted materials, see:  Rural Recycling Depot Accepted Items

The Recycle Depot in Parksville accepts a wider range of materials:  https://recyclebc.ca/
Church Rd. Transfer Station accepts car batteries for a fee.

BC Recycling Hotline: 1-800-667-4321

SPECIAL NOTICE about RECYCLING CENTRE

RECYCLING CENTRE is closed during upgrades: July 9th to completion some time in December. Recyclables will need to be stored at home or taken to recycling depots off Island. Only refundable/return-it bottles can be dropped off.

Dump

Lasqueti is in the process of developing a Solid Waste Management Plan, as the dump does not meet Provincial standards.  The dump currently accepts some forms of solid waste, including scrap metal.

  • No drywall, No batteries, No insulation, No oil, paint, or other toxic waste!!
  • Please take all recyclable materials to the Recycle Depot and save our landfill

The dump is open first Saturday of every month 1-3 pm.

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

Winter 2016:  For the latest work on these issues, see: Lasqueti Solid Waste Management Committee