Do you own a business on Gabriola? Contact Dean Clark, GIRO Recycling Manager, at 250-247-9257
or to arrange convenient, customized pick-up of recyclable and reusable materials from your business site.


  • Please see staff before dropping off anything.

  • Preferably no drop offs accepted after
    3:00 pm on depot days and never when we are closed.

  • We are closed during power outages and on statutory holidays.

   For a printable copy of these guidelines,
click here.

Clothing Depot Manager

GIRO Recycling Depot Manager, Dean Clark, can answer any of your recycling questions.

Paper Products (clean and dry)


Flyers | Envelopes | Office Paper

Magazines | Catalogues

Newsprint Paper


NO Gift Wrap

NO Tissue Paper

Household Containers (please rinse)

Refundable beverage containers

Glass jars and bottles, including lids

Milk jugs | Milk cartons | Other waxed cartons

All plastics with the recycle symbol symbol, numbers 1-7

Metal & tin cans (flatten cans, remove labels)

Aluminum cans | trays | foil (flatten cans, remove labels)

Metal and plastic lids and caps

Wine boxes with bags

Recyclable plastic bags

NO broken dishes/glassware

NO soup Tetra boxes

NO biodegradable or compostable plastic bags

Electronics & Small Appliances

Computers & peripherals (hard drives are destroyed)

TVs and other electronics in working order or not

Smoke alarms | CO2 alarms


Most bulbs and light fixtures (for a complete list, go to

Motor Oil & Batteries (all kinds)

Hazardous Materials

Paints, Pesticides, Flammables & Aerosols

(For a complete list, go to

Scrap Metal & Major Appliances

Copper, brass, aluminum, steel, etc. Reusable scrap metal is available for sale. Unusable scrap metal is tossed in the metal bin for a small fee. Major appliances accepted for a $5.00 drop-off fee.


GIRO does NOT currently take styrofoam.
Nanaimo Recycling Exchange at 2214 McCullough Road,
Nanaimo, BC, 250-758-7777, will take it.
Some stores (e.g., London Drugs) will accept their packing foam.


GIRO 700 Tin Can Alley Gabriola BC V0R 1X3 Tel: 250-247-9257
This page was last modified on Friday 29 August 2014 at 12:40:28 hours EDT.