What can I do with my outdoor power equipment such as lawn mowers, weed wackers and wood chippers?
Outdoor power equipment is included in a provincial recycling program, managed by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute of Canada (OPEIC). Included in this program are electric and gas powered lawn mowers, trimmers, tillers, chain saws, and others. For a complete list of accepted items, visit the OPEIC website. These items are accepted free of charge at a number of recycling depots across the province. To find your nearest drop off facility, visit the OPEIC website, contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline, or check the RCBC Recyclepedia.
If your outdoor power equipment has gasoline or oil inside, these fluids must be drained prior to drop off. Gasoline must be placed in a ULC approved container, such as a jerry can. Leftover gasoline can then be taken to a designated recycling depot. Leftover oil can also be taken to a designated recycling location for free. For a list of local facilities that would accept oil and gasoline, visit the RCBC Recyclepedia or contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline.