Recycling & Garbage

Richmond Recycling Depot

Address and Hours of Operation
DepotAddress: 5555 Lynas Lane
(Travel west on Westminster Highway from No. 2 Road and turn north on Lynas Lane)
Google Maps Recycling Depot - driving directions

Hours of Operation: Wednesday to Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
(Closed on Monday, Tuesday and Statutory Holidays.)

Services available the the Recycling Depot

Accepted Products
(Please see on-site Depot Attendant for assistance to unload your recyclables.) 

Items What to Recycle How to Recycle 
(large and small electrical/battery operated appliances)
  • Dishwashers, washing machines, stoves, ovens, microwaves, fridges, freezers, vacuums, hair dryers, toaster ovens, etc.
  • Visit ElectroRecycle for a complete list of accepted products
  • Remove doors from fridges and leave freon gas system complete 
  • Remove all food residue, liquids or vacuum bags
  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
  • Lithium Primary
  • Alkaline (AA, AAA, 9V, etc.)
  • Used books
Cell Phones
  • Including batteries
  • Any size, make, model or age
Cooking Oil and Animal Fat 
  • Limited to hydrogenated and non-hydrogenated food-based oils and fat only
  • Drop-off limit of two 5 litres containers
  • Bring animal fats or grease and/or cooking oil in food cans or other suitable containers
Corrugated Cardboard
  • Clean corrugated boxes and pizza delivery boxes
  • Ensure boxes are flattened, plastic packaging or Styrofoam are removed
Exercise and Hobby Machines
  • Treadmills, elliptical / cross trainers, cycling machines
  • Visit ElectroRecycle for a complete list of accepted products
Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Glass bottles and food jars (clear and coloured) 
  • Rinse clean and remove all lids or caps
  • Residential use only
  • Fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), light emitting diodes (LED), halogen and incandescent lights, high intensity discharge and other mercury containing lamps
  • Visit LightRecycle for a complete list of accepted products
  • Handle fluorescent lights carefully
  • Wrap lights in paper or place them in original packaging

Note: Max. limit for return at one time is a total of 16 tubes and 16 bulbs

  • Glossy catalogues, flyers and magazines
  • Remove plastic covers
Metal Items (Large)
  • Bike frames, clean 45 gallon drums (open at one end), clean automotive parts, clean barbeques, lawn chairs, lawn mowers, steel coat hangers, steel or lead piping
  • Ensure non-metal attachments and fuel tanks are removed and drain out any gasoline
Mixed Paper Products
  • Boxboards, envelopes, junk mail, non-glossy flyers/inserts, office paper, paper egg cartons, paperback books, telephone directories
  • Ensure materials are flattened, remove all foods scraps, metal attachments, plastic liners or tabs
  • All newspapers, non-glossy flyers/inserts  
  • Do not bag or bundle
Paints, Solvents, Pesticides, Gasoline and Flammable Liquids
  • Household paints (max 18.9 L or 4.9 gal)
  • Paint aerosols (max. 660 g or 24 oz)
  • Domestic pesticides (max. 10 L or 2.6 gal)
  • Flammable aerosols (max. 660 g or 24 oz)
  • Flammable liquids (max. 10 L or 2.6 gal)
  • Gasoline (max. 25 L or 6.5 gal)
  • Visit Product Care for a complete list of accepted products
  • 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 poison symbol and a "Pest Control Product" registration number (e.g. PCP Reg. #2464) are accepted
  • Gasoline must be returned in approved Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) containers
Plastic Containers
(code 1, 2, 4, & 5)
  • Beverage containers, dairy containers and milk jugs, detergent bottles, food containers, shampoo bottles
  • Ensure all materials are rinsed, labels are removed and flattened (if possible)
Plastic Grocery Shopping Bags
  • Clean plastic grocery bags
  • Ensure paper receipts are removed
Sewing, Knitting and Textile Machines
  • Embroidery, punching, sewing, knitting, quilting, serger and overlock machines
Styrofoam (White)
  • Packaging foam
  • Take out containers
  • Foam plates
  • Meat trays
  • Drink cups
  • All materials must be clean and free of contaminants
Tin and Aluminium Cans
  • Aluminium foil, clean aluminium pie plates, food and beverage cans
  • Ensure all materials are rinsed, labels are removed and flattened (if possible)
Tools - Power
(electronic and electrical)
Yard and Garden Trimmings
  • Limbs or trunks up to 10 cm or 4 in. in diameter only
  • De-bag all materials at the Depot

Richmond residents can drop off one cubic yard for free. Charge of $20.00 per cubic yard if over limit

Commercial operators are charged $20.00 per cubic yard

Products Not Accepted
Following is a list of products not accepted at the Richmond Recycling Depot. For alternative disposal information see one of the following three options:
  1. Call the Recycling Council of BC 604-732-9253 or visit their recycling directory
  2. Visit Metro Vancouver recycling directory
  3. Visit Recycling and Disposal Options

Products Not Accepted at Richmond Recycling Depot

  • Antifreeze and empty containers
  • Asphalt
  • Automotive batteries
  • Baby car seats
  • Carbon monoxide (CO), smoke and combination smoke and CO alarms
  • Electronics - computers, monitors, printers, mice, fax machines, laptops, televisions
  • Food scraps
  • Furniture - wooden tables, chairs
  • Gypsum Drywall
  • Hypodermic needles
  • Mattresses and boxsprings
  • Medical devices and equipment
  • Musical instruments
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Propane tanks
  • Rocks, sod and soil
  • Thermostats
  • Tires
  • Toys (electronic and electrical)
  • Window glass
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