ElectroRecycle is back this summer!


Sponsored Content: ElectroRecycle is a VFM sponsor

Get your grocery shopping & small appliance and power tool recycling done in one convenient stop!

Electrorecycle 2023Vancouver Farmers Markets has been partnering with ElectroRecycle since 2015 by setting up regular recycling days at markets. Over the last 7 years, ElectroRecycle has collected over 21,000 lbs of small appliance and power tools from market shoppers! From electric kettles to vacuum cleaners, hair driers to coffee makers, ElectroRecycle collects over 400 products that can be conveniently dropped off at the West End and Kitsilano farmers markets.

For a full list of accepted items, click here.

We asked ElectroRecycle for some recycling tips, here’s what they shared:

  • If your appliance has batteries that are difficult to remove they can be left inside the device. To recycle other batteries, please visit Call2Recycle to find a battery recycling location near yo
  • TVS or computer electronics are not accepted through the ElectroRecycle program – these items are managed by a different Provincial recycling program
  • ElectroRecycle partners with more than 200 depots across BC to collect small appliances and power tools. So if you can’t make it to the West End or Kitsilano on the dates listed below, click here to find a location near you
  • If your small appliance or power tool is still in usable condition, think about donating your item so it can be reused before its recycled. Thrift stores like the Salvation Army or local sharing initiative like the Thingery, are great options to give your item a second use.

The best part? Recycling over 400 types of small appliances, power tools, and electric outdoor equipment that has reached the end of their usable life is completely FREE! We’re talking vacuums, coffee makers, toasters, hair dryers, portable fans, drills, and electric power washers—they’re all welcome at ElectroRecycle’s booths. It’s important to note, the collected items will be broken down and recycled into raw materials (glass, metal, plastic) to make new items – so if you have a product that’s in working condition we encourage you to donate it before heading to ElectroRecycle’s booths.

Heads-up: ElectroRecycle will only be accepting small appliances and power tools. So, leave your computers, TVs, printers, and audio equipment at home—they won’t be able to join the recycling party. Also, no fuel-powered products, please!

Recycle & Win!

Drop off your broken and unwanted small appliance and power tools and enter to win $100 market money, curtsey of ElectroRecycle.

Look out for ElectroRecycle at both West End and Kitsilano

West End Farmer’s Market Recycling Booths

July 8, August 12, and September 9

Kitsilano Farmer’s Market Recycling Booths

July 9, August 13, September 10