In 2019, Recycle BC provided reliable and convenient packaging and paper recycling services in British Columbia and continued to build and strengthen effective partnerships, lead new recycling initiatives and maintain financial stability.
Recycle BC’s new Program Plan, which was approved in June 2019, establishes more ambitious recovery targets, expanded accessibility and reporting enhancements. The new Plan provides Recycle BC with a mandate to continue to provide best-in-class recycling services to households across BC, while demonstrating how a full EPR system is an effective approach for the management of packaging and paper.
- Over 185,000 tonnes of Recycle BC’s packaging and paper product was collected, amounting to a recovery rate of 78%.
- Over 1.85 million BC households received collection service (includes curbside, multi-family and depot service).
- 99% of households had access to depots.
- Recycle BC onboarded six additional communities representing 13,883 curbside and 971 multi-family households that now receive collection service through the Recycle BC program.