Plastic Milk Jugs
Plastic bottled beverages are convenient for a refreshing drink on the go or at the gym. Unfortunately, these low cost and seemingly disposable containers can have some serious environmental consequences.
How do I go green?
Switch to a glass bottle dairy, where your empty bottles will be reused at least a dozen times before re-entering the recycling cycle. Limit purchases of smaller containers of milk in favour of using reusable containers filled from your large at-home jug.
Milk jugs can be used for a variety of house and garden DIY purposes: remove the spout and you have a handy bucket or water baler with a built-in handle; fill with sand and use to hold down a tarp or furniture that might be blown in the wind; fill with water and place in the freezer to make blocks of ice.
All plastic beverage containers can be recycled in the curbside Blue Box program. Rinse, remove the caps and flatten if possible.
2240 Keating Cross Road
Bottle Depot, The - Glanford
4261 Glanford Avenue
Bottle Depot, The - Quadra
3961 Quadra Street
Bottle Depot, Victoria, Queens
655 Queens Avenue
Cascades Recovery Inc.(Formerly Metro, Commercial Only)
2800 Bridge Street
Emterra Environmental / International Paper Industries (Commercial Only)
302-304 John Street
Hartland Recycling Facility
# 1 Hartland Avenue
Mayne Island Recycling Depot
390 Campbell Bay Road
Oak Bay Green Committee / Carnarvon Park Recycling Depot
reFUSE (Commercial and Residential)
2111 Government Street
Return-It Centre at Saturna General Store
101 Narvaez Bay Road
Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot
349 Rainbow Road
Salt Spring Island
Saltspring Refund Centre
370 Lower Ganges Road
Sidney Bottle Depot
#5-10025 Galaran Road
South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association Plastic Re-Cycle
1625 Bank Street
West Shore Bottle Depot
935 Ellery Street
The Environmental Story
Most plastic beverage containers are made of high density polyethylene (HDPE) or No. 2 Plastic - water is #1 plastic (PETE) - which like other Plastics, can only be downcycled and in some form or another may end up filling up our landfills and waterways. Plastic milk jugs are fully acceptable at a variety of locations across the Capital Region as part of the BC Dairy Council voluntary milk container recycling program and in your CRD Blue Box. Your empty jugs might end up as a new bucket or a pail.
Questions? Call the CRD Hotline.
We can answer your questions on the Hartland landfill, composting, household hazardous waste, recycling and more!
toll-free: 1.800.663.4425 #3030
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