Return to Depot Programs

Many products are being collected at depot locations throughout British Columbia through Provincial Take-Back Programs (referred to also as Product Stewardship or Extended Producer Responsibility EPR). Through these programs, stewardship agencies manage the take-back of products on behalf of manufacturers at the items end of life. They recycle or dispose of these products safely, keeping them out of the garbage.

For more information on Provincial Take-Back Programs, contact the Recycling Council of BC at 1.800.667.4321, or visit

To view individual Stewardship Programs or locate a depot near you, please select one of the links below:

 Group Responsible for Return to Depot Items  
Encorp Pacific-beverage container and electronic collection program Link
Product Care-paint, pesticide and flammable liquid collection program Link
Medications Return Program-unused medication collection program Link
Tire Stewardship BC-tire collection program Link
Call2Recycle-battery and cell phone collection program Link
BC Used Oil Association-used oil, oil filter, oil container, and antifreeze collection program Link
Light Recycle-bulb and light fixture collection program Link
Electrorecycle-electrical products, small appliance, and power tool collection program Link
Thermostat Recovery Program Link
Alarm Recycle-smoke detector collection program Link
Recycle BC Packaging and Printed Paper program Link
Outdoor Power Equipment Institute of Canada-outdoor power equipment collection program Link