There is no curbside collection of recyclable materials on Bowen Island.

You can bring your recyclables to Bowen Island Recycling Depot (BIRD) which is operated by Bowen Waste Solutions (BWS). We contract BWS to receive, handle and transport recyclable materials to Metro Vancouver. 

Recycling notice - November 25, 2021

In recent days there have been postings from Metro Vancouver reporting limitations on recycling items due to transportation problems, mainly glass and styrofoam. BIRD has made arrangements with their independent recyclers and are glad to report there will be no disruptions in BIRD’s recycling procedures.

Business is as usual at BIRD. Please continue to recycle your materials as usual. Watch for updates in the event of any changes.


Refundable containers are glass or plastic soda, water, juice, wine, beer, and liquor containers that you pay a deposit on when purchasing. 

The refundable collection area is located outside the building in the parking lot for BIRD. Please follow the direction of staff on site. All refundable containers should be CLEAN and PRE-SORTED.

Please visit the updated BIRD website for information and guidelines regarding garbage, organic and recycling service. 

For further info or inquires, please contact Bowen Waste Solutions at 604-947-2255 or

Last Updated on 2021-11-29 at 2:59 PM