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How to Recycle Glass

CRD Changes To Glass Recycling

Glass1The CRD Blue Box recycling program now requires that glass be put in a separate container for regular curbside pickup.  ONLY NON-DEPOSIT GLASS should be included for recycling!  For more information visit the CRD website:

Too much deposit glass is going to recycling. About 2/3 (over 1 ton or more than 2,100,000 pounds) of the glass picked up through the Blue Box program is deposit glass, causing to the CRD to consider whether or not continue glass recycling! We can help solve the problem by returning our deposit glass for a refund or donating it to a community bottle drive.

Returning Deposit Glass
DEPOSIT GLASS (returnable bottles) should be returned to a bottle depot or other business that accepts deposit glass for a refund. Or you can donate your bottles to a non-proft group (see below).


Island Return-It
10025 Galaran Road, Sidney
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5 pm. Saturday  9am – 5pm. Sunday closed.

Bottle Depot
4261 Glanford Avenue, Saanich
Monday – Saturday 8am – 6pm. Sunday 10am – 5pm

For a complete list of other depots in the CRD, click here.


Thrifty Foods Click here for information
7860 Wallace Drive, Saanichton

Email us if you would like to have your business listed on this page.

Save it and donate it!

Bottle DriveMany youth groups in our community collect deposit glass to raise money to support their programs. If you don’t want to return deposit glass to a depot, why not donate your bottles to support youth activities in our community? Contact us to add your community group to our list!.


Admiral Budge Sea Cadets – Saturday, January 2
Help us send 4 cadets to the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in France. Bring bottles to the farm across from Gingerbread Daycare (W. Saanich Rd near Marchant) on January 2 or drop them in the Blue Bin any time in January. Pickups can be scheduled.

Stelly’s High School Dry Grad Program – Drop off your deposit bottles at Stelly’s School every fourth Saturday of the month. In association with soft plastic recycling  – you can do that too! Hours 9am – 12 noon.



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