There are numerous recycling opportunities and resources that are available to help reduce the amount of wastes created and disposed of. We encourage you to explore these options and utilize them to the utmost in order to help protect our limited non-renewable resources and extend our renewable resources.
Residential Curbside Recycling Sanitation Services Corp. (SSC) offers a curbside recycling service to all residents. You must presort your cans and bottles, papers and cardboard and place them in one of three colored (red, white or blue) containers provided by SSC or you can use your own 30-32 gallon size plastic garbage cans. However, you must label each can and its lid with the contents and you must drill holes in the bottom of each can to prevent rain accumulation. Click HERE for more information.
Birch Bay Drop Box Facility & Recycling Center Located just a couple of miles from Semiahmoo, at 4297 Birch Bay-Lynden Road. Here you can recycle such items as: cardboard (flattened), glass bottles and jars (all colors), lead (foil, fish weights), motor oil (no charge for up to 5 gal) , drained oil filters , car batteries, paper, newspaper, plastic bottles and containers, scrap metal (steel, copper, aluminum, brass, tin, bi-metal), empty non-hazardous aerosol cans, empty propane tanks, holiday lights, extension cords and wire, vehicle license plates. Click HERE to learn more about this facility located so near us!). Except for motor oil and motor oil filters, there is a small fee.
The entrance is a bit tricky to find. It is on Birch Bay-Lynden Rd, 1/2 mile east of the blinking red light (intersection of Route 548 and Birch Bay-Lynden Rd) and on the south side of the road. The entrance has a gate and it is a dirt road. It is only open on Sundays (9-5).
To learn more about the SSC curbside recycling program we have in Semiahmoo, we suggest to you read the article recently published in The Northern Light newspaper. Click on The Northern Light article below to read it.
Also, one of committee members, David Steward, has shared with us that he has had good success in recycling his old appliances at the Appliance Depot, located at 802 Marine Drive in Bellingham. If you wish to check out their website and learn more about them, just click HERE