Ocean Plastics Depot

Beach foam Drop off is full!

We have collected so much (yay), that we don’t have any more room. While we wait for the material to be shipped out, we will not be able to collect beach foam until further notice. The Ocean Plastics Depot will continue to be open for registered volunteers for all marine debris. Learn More

Marine debris collected through beach clean ups can be diverted from being buried through the newly established ocean plastics depot, at the Sechelt Landfill.

Items like beach foam, netting and ocean plastics will be transported for recycling through a partnership with the Ocean Legacy Foundation.

The depot is available to small scale shoreline clean ups by residents or community groups. Larger scale residential, commercial or industrial dock renovations and end of life materials will not be accepted at the depot and should contact Ocean Legacy directly.

How does it Work?

  1. A short orientation is required to use the depot for the first time, register by emailing infrastructure@scrd.ca.
  2. Review this information before your orientation.
  3. After the orientation, anytime the landfill is open, bring collected marine debris to the depot at no charge.
  4. Materials are transported to the Ocean Legacy Foundation for recycling. Learn what happens to collected plastics.

If you find items that are not accepted at the ocean plastics depot, while cleaning up a site, contact Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) staff about the Good Samaritan Program at infrastructure@scrd.ca before going to the depot.