Recycling Depot to Re-open April 3

Bowen Waste Solutions (BWS) is pleased to announce the re-opening of the Bowen Island Recycling Depot (BIRD).

Careful consideration has been taken to comply with health and safety requirements for our staff and the community. In consultation with Bowen Island Municipality (BIM), BIRD will reopen with the following procedures and limitations on Friday, April 3, 2020. 

Hours of operation are Thursday-Monday 9am-2:30pm. (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

Upon entry to BIRD, vehicles will be directed by staff to the parking area. A maximum of 2 vehicles will have access to the building at one time, allowing for physical distancing requirements. 

The following temporary limits and procedures are required for a timely servicing of the public.

  • All recyclables must be CLEAN and PRE-SORTED for efficiency. 
  • 1 person per vehicle can enter the building. Please ensure children and pets remain in the vehicle.
  • 5 minute sorting time per vehicle.
  • Maximum 4 containers per vehicle.

Unfortunately, no electronics or refundables can be accepted at this time. 

There are some Vancouver bottle depots accepting these items, please check availability.

BWS would like to thank residents for their patience, cooperation and support while we navigate these challenging times.

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

More info can be found here: