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CRD Changes To Glass Recycling
The 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.

The CRD announced that too much deposit glass is going into the recycling - about 2/3 of the glass picked up through the Blue Box program is deposit glass, causing the CRD to consider whether or not to continue glass recycling. We can help with the process by returning our deposit glass for a refund or donate it to a community bottle drive.

For more information on recycling visit the curbside-recycling webpage on the CRD website.

  Glass Recycling
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).

Bottle Depots

Bottle Depot

4261 Glanford Avenue, Saanich  
Island Return-It 10025 Galaran Road, Sidney 250-655-4878

A list of Recycling depots within the CRD can be found on the CRD website.

Central Saanich Business Drop-Off Locations
Non-alcoholic returnable bottles only at grocery stores.

Fairway Market
7108 W Saanich Road 778-426-2878 
Peninsula Coop
2132 Keating X Road 

Thrifty Foods

7860 Wallace Drive, Saanichton 250-544-0980

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

Many 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 Peninsula community group to our list.

Central Saanich Bottle Drives 2016

Navy League of Canada - Saanich Peninsula Branch

The Navy League of Canada - Saanich Peninsula Branch will be having a Bottle Drive on February 20 to raise funds for their regular program and weekend training.  Bring your bottles to the Cadet Training Center at 9565 Hurricane Road between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., February 13.  Or, to support our Cadets trip to Vimy Ridge in 2017 bring your bottles anytime to the Return-it bin at Sluggett Farm on West Saanich Road.  The funds from this bin will be divided between the Cadets going to Vimy and FLED Animal Rescue.

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 (PMD Recycling) from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon.

Sidney Lions Food Bank
Drop off your deposit bottles to the receptacle (accessible 24/7) located outside the Food Bank on 9586 Fifth Street, Sidney. All proceeds go to the Sidney Lions Food Bank to assist those in need on the Peninsula.

Donate to a Local Charity
The following Donation Bins are located throughout the Peninsula

Charity Location
Keating Elementary School PAC
Keating Elementary School, 6843 Central Saanich Road
Central Saanich Cenotaph Project
Spelts Gas Station, 7856 East Saanich Road
Kimura Shukokai Karate
 7082 Wallace Drive
SPCA  6881 West Saanich Road
Victoria Therapeutic Riding Assn.
 6917 Veyaness Road
Peninsula Soccer Assn.
 10714 McDonald Park Rd


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