Cortes Island Recycling Centre


It is the mission of the Cortes Recycling Centre—located at 1300 Squirrel Cove Road (halfway between Squirrel Cove Harbour and Mary Point Road)—to promote the three R’s: reducing, reusing and recycling. Our goal is to educate, encourage and provide examples on how to incorporate the 3 R’s into every day life. Our aim is a cleaner, greener island and our hope is to spread this message worldwide.

Recycling Guide (PDF format) for which materials the Centre can and cannot accept.

Please check also BC Recycling Guide for more information.

Contact: 250-935-6329

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Thursday through Sunday

Cortes Island Free Store


Yes, it’s true…the Free Store is a place where clothing, books, toys, household items, and more are all available for FREE! Bring your good items you no longer need, too!

Located at the Recycling Centre on Squirrel Cove Road, the Free Store open hours change depending on the season.

Contact: 250-935-6329

October 1 – May 31
Thursday through Sunday

June 1 – September 30
Monday and Wednesday