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Recycle – Surrey Reuses – Take Back Program

If you don’t know what to do with your old tv set, or some household items you don’t use anymore, you’ve come to the right place. We can help you and give you some advise of what you can do.

First, try Surrey Reuses where you sell, trade, or give away used items that you might otherwise throw away? And also search for items other people are selling or donating.

Or call the “LARGE ITEM FREE PICK UP PROGRAM”, Ph. 604-590-7289- (option 3) to arrange a pick up date. (see article-report in Surrey604)

If you can’t figure out how to dispose of an item that isn’t accepted at curbside?
Find out quickly and easily with an online tool that will help you find places to recycle just about anything, at Metro Vancouver Recycles.


If you want to Recycle your old computer, popped tire or broken toaster, take them to a drop-off centre located in Surrey. They can safely dispose of potentially hazardous products, keeping them out of Surrey’s waste stream and municipal landfills.

Call the Recycling Hotline at 604-RECYCLE (604-732-9253) or use an on-line tool to find your nearest Recyclepedia drop-off facility.

Explore the list of items you can take back in Surrey:


If your item is not on the list, see other available options, such as Metro Vancouver Recycles

Additional Locations Information:

Cell phone and accessories
Recycle your old cell and its accessories at one of Recycle My Cell’s drop-off locations.

Drink containers
Take back your beverage cans and containers to your local Return-It Depot.

Don’t throw out your old desktop and notebook computers, printers, fax machines, or TV- take them to your nearest Return It location in Surrey.

Gasoline, pesticides, solvents and flammable liquids
Visit your closest Product Care BC Paint Depot to drop off your old gasoline, pesticide, solvents, or other flammable liquid.

Lead acid batteries
Use Recycling Council of British Columbia’s Recyclepedia to find a location to drop off your used car battery.

Find a used oil collection facility from the British Columbia Used Oil Management Association and get rid of your used oil, filters and containers.

Leftover paint is considered household hazardous waste – it’s not only bad for the environment, it could be harmful to your health.
Use Recycling Council of British Columbia’s Recyclepedia to find a location to recycle your leftover paint.

Small appliances and power tools
Recycle your small appliances and power tools through ElectroRecycle, BC’s Small Appliance and Power Tool Recycling Program.
To find a drop-off location near you, enter your postal code into the ElectroRecycle’s Depot Locator.

Contact Tire Stewardship BC to scrap your old tires.

Clean Wood
As of January 1, 2015, Clean wood is not allowed in garbage loads delivered to the Surrey Transfer Station and other Metro Vancouver facilities. Penalty apply starting July 2015. To dispose of Clean Wood, see Metro Vancouver Recycles.

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