RC -- New Westminster -- British Columbia
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N 49° 13.252 W 122° 54.505
10U E 506668 N 5452013
Quick Description: New Westminster Recycling Depot
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 7/3/2008 8:43:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM43XR
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
Views: 152

Long Description:
Recycling Program- Recycling Depot
Hours of Operation: Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Telephone: 604-968-4208
Located at Sixth Ave. and McBride Blvd., adjacent to the Canada Games Pool, the Depot is available for use by all residents of New Westminster.

New Service At Recycling Depot!

Household Battery Recycling

The City Recycling Depot at Sixth Ave. & McBride is now receiving and recycling both rechargeable and non-rechargeable household batteries for residents. Recycling your household batteries keeps heavy metals out of landfills and allows for safe separation and recovery of materials for re-use.

If you would like to dispose of only the rechargeable battery types (e.g. nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, lithium ion), “The Source” by Circuit City, London Drugs and Best Buy in New Westminster recycle them for free.

For more information about household battery recycling please call Engineering Operations at 604-526-4691 or the Recycling Council of BC (RCBC) hotline at: 604-732-9253.

Computer Equipment Recycling

We are now accepting computer equipment as a recycling item at the Depot. There is no charge for residents to drop these items off during our operating hours of Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 6pm.

Computer Cases (CPU)
Laptop Computers
UPS Battery Backup Units
Computer Components (circuit Boards, Power Supplies, Hard Drives, CD/Floppy Drives, Etc)
Fax Machines
Copiers (Desktop - Free) (fee charged for large stand alone copiers)
Peripheral Equipment
Cell Phones
Cable - All Electronic or Electrical
Batteries - Computer Rechargeable Lithium or Lead Acid ONLY
Network Equipment
Telephone System Equipment
Scrap Materials: Steel, Copper, Aluminium, ABS Computer Case Plastic, Transformers
*note: we do not accept loose ink/toner cartridges or televisions or stereos

The Depot ALSO Accepts:
milk jugs, pop bottles, cleaning solution containers, soap containers, detergent containers, anti freeze containers - rinse and remove caps and neck rings (plastics 1 through 5)
plastic bags
glass bottles and jars - rinse and remove caps and lids, separate into clear, green/amber and brown and place in proper bin
newspaper and inserts
glossy flyers and magazines, catalogues, phone books, paper box board (cereal and show boxes, junk mail, writing paper, office paper, computer paper, envelopes, paper bags and paper, egg cartons
corrugated cardboard - flatten boxes
tin/aluminum cans, aluminum foil, pie plates, cookware, small paints cans, lawn chair frames (remove plastic webbing) and mixed metals (brass, copper, lead, etc.)
large metal items - remove all non-metal attached materials, remove one end on large containers or drums, remove tap or valve on pressurized tanks (i.e. propane tanks), bicycle frames, sheet metal, piping, 45 gallon drums, BBQ's, scrap metal, automotive and machinery parts, fridges, freezers
yard and garden waste, grass clippings, tree prunings
used motor oil (all grades)
used oil filters
used automobile batteries
Household Paints which are non-flammable ( phone 604-968-4208 for clarification)
Aerosols of all types
Varnishes / Wood Finishing Oils / Stains / Shellac
Hot water tanks, empty propane tanks, microwaves

The Depot Does Not Accept:
Pyrex, ceramics, china, crystal ornaments
syringes, cosmetics
white and frosted glass, windows, mirrors, light bulbs, headlights, fluorescent tubes and any other non-container glass
waxed paper
paper or cardboard contaminated with food waste
tree stumps
rocks and dirt
construction waste (gyproc, concrete, lumber, asphalt)
TV's and stereos
loose toner or ink cartridges
other hazardous materials
matresses, boxsprings
wood products
paints containing pesticides
craft paints
unpressurized automotive paints
industrial or two-part paints
roof patch, tars, grease
solvents / foreign liquids of chemicals
glues and adhesives
brushes, rags and rollers
textiles (clothing)
non electronic items
software, books

Taken from the city web site
Sixth Ave. and McBride Blvd
adjacent to the Canada Games Pool
New Westminster, B.C. Canada
V3M 3S2

Aluminum (Soda Cans): yes

Glass: yes

Paper (Magazines/Newspapers/Phonebooks): yes

Plastic (Bags/Bottles/Containers): yes

Steel: yes

Other Metals: yes

Cardboard: yes

Motor Oil: yes

Electronics (Computers/Small Batteries/Cell Phones/Etc.): yes

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