"Encorp Pacific (Canada) is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit, product stewardship corporation with beverage container management as our core business. Our mandate is to develop, manage and improve systems to recover used packaging and end-of-life products from consumers and ensure that they are properly recycled and not land-filled or incinerated". (Website:  www.encorp.ca)

British Columbia Thrift Store Recycling Centres and Encorp:

Since 2005 The Salvation Army Thrift Stores of British Columbia have been partnered with ENCORP programs, first with the 'Bottle Return-It' program, and in 2007 with the 'Electronics Return-It' program. 

In 2010, the Vancouver Recycling Centre recycled approximately 3.3 million lbs for the Electronics Return-It program, and 300,000 containers for the Bottle Return-It program.

Victoria, partnered solely with the Electronics Return-It program recycled approximately 1.3 million lbs for the Electronics Return-It program.

Donation Site Locations


The Salvation Army British Columbia Thrift Stores accept used or broken electronics for the ENCORP 'Return-It' program at the following locations:


The Salvation Army Vancouver Recycling Centre Warehouse:  19733 96 Avenue, Langley BC

And all of the following Thrift Store locations:

Mount Pleasant Thrift Store:  261 E. 12th Avenue, Vancouver

North Van Thrift Store:  241 Lonsdale, North Vancouver

New West Thrift Store:  774 Columbia Street, New Westminster

Langley Thrift Store:  19868 Langley Bypass, Langley

Surrey Thrift Store:  7155-138th Street., Surrey

Poco Thrift Store:  2275 Elgin Street, Port Coquitlam


The Salvation Army Victoria Recycling Centre Warehouse:  765 Vanalman Avenue, unit 104, Victoria BC

And all of the following Thrift Store locations:

Langford Thrift Store:  777 Goldstream Avenue, Langford

Brentwood Thrift Store:  7177 West Saanich Road, Brentwood Bay

View Royal Thrift Store:  307 Island Highway, Victoria

Victoria Thrift Store:  525 Johnson Street, Victoria

Sooke Thrift Store:  #3 - 6686 Sooke Road, Sooke

Mill Bay Thrift Store:  855 Shawnigan-Mill Bay Road, Mill Bay