Plastic bags & overwrap include bread bags, frozen food/salad-type bags, plastic shopping bags, packaging over soft drink & water cases, and toilet paper packaging. Plastic bags and over-wrap are not accepted in your curbside recycling totes; however many film plastics are accepted at CVRD Recycling Centres.
Bead bags, frozen food/salad-type bags, plastic shopping bags, packaging over soft drink & water cases, toilet paper packaging are all accepted at CVRD Recycling Centres.
Bubble wrap, cling wrap, garbage bags and zip lock bags are also accepted at CVRD Recycling Centres separately in Commercial Film Plastic recycling.
Click on the map pins to learn more about facilities that accept these products.
Want to go green?
Use reusable cloth and woven bags to reduce plastic bag use. Store reusable bags in your car, backpack, purse, or bicycle bag for easy access, or hang them on your door handle as a reminder. Refrain from using produce bags at grocery stores.
Wash and reuse any plastic bags and bread bags you do acquire. Use them for lunches, to carry your groceries again, to line your garbage can, or to pick up pet litter.
Plastic bags & film plastic is not accepted in your curbside totes as they can become tangled in sorting machinery.
Bundle clean and dry plastic bags (shopping, bread, salad & frozen veggie bags) and soft packaging (toilet paper & soft drink overwrap) into one bag and drop it off for free at all CVRD Recycling Centres in the Film Plastic & Overwrap Bin. Other depots that accept plastic bags and overwrap can be found on the map above.