What products are included in the provincial electronic recycling program?

BC's Return-It Electronics is a province-wide, end-of-life electronics recycling program available to all consumers and businesses in British Columbia. The program, which is managed by an organization called Return-It, started in 2007 with computers and televisions. It was expanded in July 2010 to include most home electronics, such as TVs, computers, DVD players, VCRs, stereo equipment, mp3 players, cameras, non-cellular phones, answering machines, headphones and more! It even includes storage media such as VHS tapes, CD's, floppy disks, DVD's and vinyl records. For a full list of accepted materials visit the Return-It website.

Cellular phones are not accepted at Encorp depots. However, they are accepted for recycling at all RecycleMyCell depots and all Call2Recycle depots.

The electronics recycling program does not currently include any small appliances, such as microwaves, blenders, coffeepots or toasters. These products are accepted for recycling at all ElectroRecycle depots.

For information on your closest depot, or for recycling options on materials not covered under this program, please contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline or search for your nearest depot on the RCBC Recyclepedia.


Back to Main FAQ's page