The Recycling Process - Recycle BC

Below shows the steps of the recycling process as the material travels through the Recycle BC system. It starts with collection, where you set-out at the curb, place in your multi-family recycling bins or return to a depot. It’s collected by our collection partners and brought to a receiving facility. From there, the material moves through our post-collection system where material is sorted, baled and sold to end markets.

info graphic of recycling system. the info is found on pages linked below.

The majority of plastic, metal, and glass currently have North American end markets, and with our post-collection partner, GFL, we are working towards keeping the majority of paper in the Pacific Northwest as well.

See the other stages of the recycling process:

See our recycling system in action.

See our blog post and animated video of the steps in the recycling process.