A community repurposing and recycling centre. 

The Green Depot providessocially and environmentally responsible waste repurposing and disposal options to members of the university community.

WHERE DO I TAKE MY  HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND WORKING APPLIANCES?

Thrift stores accept all working electronics and other household items, such as kitchen ware and decorations. Habitat for Humanity re-store accepts large household appliances.

I’M CONFUSED – WHAT CAN I RECYCLE?

Waste Wizard is an incredible tool developed by the City of Vancouver that tells you exactly what you can recycle, and where it goes. Most reycling companies (i.e. those within the university neighbourhoods) will follow the same household sorting practices.

AN ITEM ISN’T ACCEPTED IN MY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING OR AT THE GREEN DEPOT – WHAT NOW? 

Vancouver Zero Waste Centre accepts alot of items that aren’t accepted elsewhere. Most items are accepted free of charge.

JANUARY HOURS

Monday 3:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday 1:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Wednesday closed
Thursday 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Friday 3:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday  9:00 am – 5:15 pm

VOLUNTEER

The daily operations of the Green Depot are 100% volunteer-run. Our Waste Warriors are extremely dedicated community volunteers who have dedicated their time to strengthen the UNA community and decrease the amount of unnecessary waste going into the landfill.

Without the Waste Warriors, the Green Depot would not be possible!

ACCEPTED

Computers and parts
Small household appliances
Clothing, textiles, and shoes
Household electronics (including cables)
Flexible Plastics (bags, food wrappers, chip bags, can rings)
Light bulbs
Batteries
Smoke and CO alarms
Ink cartridges
Styrofoam packing blocks
Writing Instruments

NOT ACCEPTED

Foam food containers
Broken light bulbs
Commercial fire alarms
Automotive and marine batteries
Large household appliances
Residential recycling (Blue box recycling)
Thrift store items

To learn more about the Green Depot, please contact Emily Lomax, Sustainability Coordinator at emily.lomax@myuna.ca

Free Geek is a local non-profit community organization that reduces the environmental impact of waste electronics by reusing and recycling donated technologies. All usable computers and parts donated to the Green Depot will be rebuilt into functioning devices and sold at the Free Geek thrift store.

Please remove your iCloud / Apple ID before donating your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.

Please note that removal of items from the Green Depot is not permitted

Please remove all sensitive information from electronic devices prior to recycling them at the Green Depot.