This New Westminster store is accepting your recyclables again

As British Columbia continues reopening, another one of the many services suspended due to COVID-19 will now be resuming operations: drop-off customer recycling at all London Drugs locations.

Beverage containers, soft plastics, flexible plastics, and Styrofoam will once again be accepted at all B.C. London Drugs locations.

“Sustainability and recycling have been at the centre of London Drugs’ operations for decades and now customers will again be able to responsibly recycle many items that are difficult to recycle anywhere else,” says Raman Johal, London Drugs Retail Operations Sustainability Specialist. “In this first phase we are limiting items accepted to those originally purchased at our stores, with some exceptions. B.C. beverage containers, B.C. soft plastics, B.C. flexible plastics, and B.C. Styrofoam will be accepted at all B.C. London Drugs locations.”

London Drugs is also restricting the quantities of each customer’s daily recycling, and stores may have to temporarily stop accepting materials from time to time.

“We encourage other retailers to introduce ways for customers to be able to bring back packaging and recycling to where their original purchases were made,” adds Johal.

Customers can recycle the following items (with quantity limits below) originally

purchased at London Drugs:

  • Soft plastics – Plastic bags, shopping bags,etc.
  • Styrofoam
  • Beverage containers
  • Electronics
  • Appliances
  • Ink andtoner
  • Batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Smokealarms
  • BRITAfilters
  • Medications
  • Flexible plastics* – Chip bags, candy bar wrappers, Ziploc bags, etc. (*BConly)

Recycling Quantity Limits (per person per day):

  • Plastics and Styrofoam – 1 grocery size bag ofeach
  • Beverage containers – 24containers
  • Electronics and Appliances – 1 large item or 3 smalleritems
  • Batteries – 1 Ziploc or similar sizebag
  • Light bulbs – Several lightbulbs
  • Smoke alarms – Severalalarms
  • BRITA filters – Severalfilters
  • Medications – 1 Ziploc or similar sizebag

For a complete list of items accepted, quantity limits and restrictions visit:   


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