London Drugs Recycling Programs


Customers can recycle everything from clock radios, curling irons to vacuums at London Drugs


London Drugs recycling programs go the distance – need to recycle your old humidifier? No problem. London Drugs will accept your old Bread maker, binoculars, and sub-woofers too

RICHMOND, BC, April 20, 2009 – Thanks to innovative recycling solutions brought together by a partnership between London Drugs and Aldergrove’s Genesis Recycling, London Drugs customers can bring back a long list of products and leave packaging behind at London Drugs for recycling.


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Items recyclable at London Drugs that you may not immediately think of include:

- Binoculars and telescopes

- Mini stereo systems, Speakers – mini, medium, tower and sub-woofers

- Gaming systems – Atari, Playstation 1, Nintendo Cube, etc.

- Coffee Grinders, Hand Mixers, Blenders, Coffee Makers, Food Processors, Stand Mixers

- Curling Irons, Hair dryers, Irons, Foot Spas

- Hand Held Vacuums, Vacuums, Carpet Cleaners

- Humidifiers – Large and Small, House Hold Fans

- Microwaves, Bread makers, Toaster Ovens, Toasters

- Cell phones, PDAs, rechargeable batteries

- Disposable cameras, Metal film canisters

- Ink jet and Laser cartridges

- Plastic bags

- Styrofoam and Cardboard product packaging

- Insurance plastic folders

- Phones – corded and cordless, Televisions, monitors, printers, faxes, computers

- Media storages – CD, DVD, Floppy Disk, Tape cassette

- Calculators

- Camcorders, Film cameras, Digital cameras, Digital frames

- Clock radios, Two way radios, Car stereos/decks


London Drugs is pleased to offer its customers a convenient place to drop off these items and will gladly take back these products purchased at London Drugs for responsible recycling. On items not purchased at London Drugs, recycling fees will apply to offset recycling costs. London Drugs will waive these fees if the item was purchased at London Drugs and you have the receipt.

Recycling is just one part of London Drugs’ ‘What’s the Green Deal’ program, which also includes in-store green product information, a blog and web site ( where customers can learn more about shopping greener. Customers can visit for more information about the recycling program and fees.


Also important for customers to know:
London Drugs is Canada's only major retailer to offer a packaging recycling program, where customers can leave the packaging at the customer service desks as they leave with their purchases - from perfume boxes and cardboard packaging; from toothpaste to Styrofoam; from a microwave purchase or a boxed appliance. All of this packaging, including Styrofoam peanuts, is recycled.


For more information or to arrange an interview/demonstration,

Wendy Hartley, Media Relations, London Drugs

Cynnamon Schreinert, Media Relations, London Drugs


Posted Apr.20, 2009