Recycling

We do not offer curbside collection of recyclable materials on Bowen Island at this time.

You can bring your recyclables to Bowen Island Recycling Depot (BIRD) which is operated by Bowen Waste Service with the help of community volunteers. We contract Bowen Waste Services to receive, handle and transport recyclable materials to Metro Vancouver. 

Over the years Bowen Island residents have steadily decreased their land fill waste through actively participating in recycling diversion programs.

Charity program

BIRD offers a Refundables Program to local community volunteer groups to sort and load your refundable beverage containers for transport to Metro Vancouver. The volunteer groups receive the refund monies for their organizations.

General Store bottle depot

The Snug Cove General Store accepts the return of beverage containers purchased from their store for a refund.