About Us

Island Return It

Family owned and operated since 1995.

Since day one, it has been our goal to make recycling a convenient and easy part of your lifestyle. We brought bottle depots out of the traditionally dark industrial site/junkyard locations by offering our customers bright, clean, well-organized and centrally located recycling centres on the Island.


We have expanded our recycling services to include many recycling programs to make it easier on our customers. By making recycling a positive experience, we hope that we are able to encourage more individuals to do their part in recycling, benefiting all of us both locally and globally.


To Promote Knowledge through responsible recycling


To maintain a high quality of service in a clean environment without compromising the level of accuracy required by the industry and to ensure the health and safety of customers and staff above convenience.


To be proactive in the recycling industry by offering great services and new programs to communities


With your help, we were able to recycle just over 1 billion containers since we first opened in 1995.


We are conveniently located around Vancouver Island and Salts Spring Island

Today Matters.

Local Charities and Sponsorship

Island Return It supports local charities and community groups dedicated to help people. We support the efforts of groups such as Cowichan Sportsplex, Big Brothers and Big Sisters as well as Habitat for Humanity.


In addition, we assist in organizing bottle drives for many children’s team and school fundraising events, enabling them to make the most of their efforts and be successful in reaching their objectives.We are also supporters of the performing arts on Vancouver Island.


We are proud of the high quality of local productions by groups such as The Chemainus Theatre Festival and Music by the Sea. We also support Music Festivals and special cultural events throughout Vancouver Island.

Zero Waste

It is more than just our business. It is our lifestyle!

At Island Return It, recycling today for a better tomorrow is a part of our lifestyle. Our staff participates in various clean-up programs, and we are proud of the work they do as individuals to help keep their communities green.


Vince Spronken, Owner, and Operator of Island Return It was named Zero Hero by the Cowichan Valley Regional District for their Zero Waste Challenge. In the video, Vince explains how the business is important for the communities and also for the environment.

You’re The Best!

Thank you for Recycling!

With your help, we were able to recycle just over 1 billion containers since we first opened in 1995. Also, we were able to divert thousands of tons of E-waste out of the landfills but also that didn’t end in Third World Countries. We make every effort to provide efficient service and are always endeavoring to improve. Over the years our business has grown and we would like to thank you, our customers.