Fundraising Opportunities

Fundraising with Island Return It never been so easy

At Island Return It we have multiple ways for you to raise funds for your cause, sports team, school or organization. We offer options such as bottle drives, charitable accounts and Charity of the Month spots.


Island Return It is a family owned and operated since 1995. Ever since we opened, we strive to give back to the community by sponsoring sports teams, being part of music festival recycling programs, pick up bottle drives, and the Charity of the month donation program.

All donations that are collected at Island Return It Duncan location, Bings Creek, Peerless, and Meades Creek CVRD Recycling Centres are donated to 12 selected groups over 12 months.

The group applying has to be a registered charity, non-profit organization or a group that gives back to the Cowichan Valley. We had the Big Brothers and Sisters of the Cowichan Valley, SPCA, Bring Back the Bluebirds (a project of the British Columbia Conservation Foundation), Wildsafe BC and many more. To be eligible, the organization has to fill out an application form that is on our website :, and tell us who you are and why you should be added to this program. Deadline Dec 10th, 2024. 5pm

There are lots of organizations in the valley that need a little boost to continue to make a difference. We are here to help.

To apply for the Duncan location, one representative of the selected group will have to be present on one Saturday of the month to promote their organization. This way, our customers learn more about the program.

Our South Cowichan location has a smaller program with their donation bin but still generates great funding to local charities. If you are closer to this location, please apply by emailing your filled application form to them. We thank our customers for being generous. Recycling, rocks !

If you would like your group to participate for 2025, please fill out the application form and return by email to the participant Island Return It locations. (Duncan and South Cowichan)

Open Registration


At each Island Return It location, you can set up a charitable account to collect refund donations from your supporters. This is one of the simplest ways to go about long-term fundraising.

You need:

  1. to give us a call
  2. provide the name of the account
  3. designate a person*
    * this person will be the only one cashing out the account, photo ID will be required.

In minutes, your account can be set up and ready to collect – all you’ll need to do is spread the word about where folks can donate their empties to your cause. People who wants to donate to your account will need to sort their refundable and tell the cashier which account the money will go towards to. Nice and Easy.


Bottle Drives are an excellent way to raise money quickly with community support. When you register your bottle drive with us, you are ensured of Full deposit refunds, we’ll set you up with the supplies you need, give you advice on organizing and sorting and we offer free same day pick up service *.

* Services may vary per locations