Recycling guide

Click the image below to download the 2019-2020 Recycling Guide. The Recycling Guide outlines how to sort your recycling, shows what is not accepted, and includes a collection calendar. You can also download the Recycle BC app from Google Play or the iTunes App Store to access your collection schedule online, search for depots, and sign up for reminders.

2019 – 2020 Recycling Guide: 

Address Search

Use our address search tool to view your curbside recycling collection schedule and nearest Recycle BC depots. You can also sign up for reminders and import your schedule into your online calendar.

RECYCLE BC DEPOT LOCATIONS,
CURBSIDE COLLECTION SCHEDULES AND REMINDERS

If you have smartphone, you can download our app from your app store by searching “Recycle BC.”

Contact

Alpine Disposal and Recycling
Email: recycle@alpinegroup.ca
Phone: 1-888-791-1190

Service Provider FAQs

Recycle BC is a not-for-profit organization responsible for residential packaging and paper recycling throughout British Columbia, servicing over 1.7 million households. Recycle BC works in partnership with more than 160 collection and post-collection partners, including local governments, First Nations, non-profits and private companies. Recycle BC ensures materials are collected from households and depots, sorted and responsibly recycled. The Recycle BC program is funded by over 1,200 businesses that include retailers, manufacturers and restaurants that supply packaging and paper to BC residents, shifting recycling costs away from homeowners.

Recycle BC also directly services the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary – Kootenay Region (including Trail and Rossland), Regional District of Central Kootenay (including Thrums, Raspberry and Ootischenia), Regional District of North Okanagan, City of Prince George, City of Revelstoke, City of Quesnel, City of Vancouver, City of Pitt Meadows, City of Coquitlam, City of Langley, University Endowment Lands, and the Village of Anmore.

Alpine Disposal and Recycling Ltd. is Recycle BC’s collection partner in the Boundary area of the RDKB and will continue to provide your recycling collection service on a bi-weekly basis.

Communities in this service area include Grand Forks, Christina Lake, Eholt, Greenwood, Midway, Kettle Valley, Rock Creek, Westbridge, Beaverdell and Carmi.

Businesses that supply packaging and paper to BC residents are responsible for the cost of recycling programs. These businesses pay fees to Recycle BC, and these funds are used to cover residential recycling program costs.

Recycling Collection FAQs

Information on the materials accepted in Recycle BC’s packaging and paper recycling program is available here.

Please sort curbside recyclables as follows:

  • Use one blue box for paper and packaging that held dry products (shoes, crackers, etc.). Corrugated cardboard that does not fit in this bag can be flattened, cut into smaller pieces, and stacked between recycling containers.
  • Use the other blue box for containers (non-deposit glass, plastic, aluminum, steel, etc.) and paper cups and cartons (coffee cups, milk cartons etc.)

When recyclables are sorted into these two streams, we can ensure that more of the materials that are collected are successfully recycled. By moving to multi-stream collection, we hope to improve performance and reduce the cost of your community’s recycling program. By using reusable recycling boxes rather than single-use plastic bags, we are applying the first of the 3 Rs: reduction of waste. Further, you will no longer need to buy bags.

Please contact Alpine Disposal and Recycling, the company that Recycle BC selected to collect your curbside recycling, for recycling containers.

Email: recycle@alpinegroup.ca
Phone: 1-866-596-5444

Recycle BC will replace each container once per household, free of charge. Should your household request multiple replacement containers, you will be asked to pay for the second and subsequent replacements. To request new containers, please contact Alpine Disposal and Recycling at recycle@alpinegroup.ca or 1-866-596-5444.

There is no limit to how much recycling you can set out. If all of your materials do not fit in your recycling boxes, please try consolidating them. For example, bulky plastic milk jugs, milk cartons, and boxes can be flattened; smaller metal cans be placed inside larger metal cans; plastic containers can be fitted inside each other (e.g. yogurt containers), etc. If you have additional recyclables that do not fit into your blue boxes, these can be placed in a rigid container of your choice, such as a laundry hamper. Corrugated cardboard that does not fit in your bag can be flattened, cut into pieces no larger than 30” x 30” (78 cm x 78 cm), and stacked between your recycling containers.

If you regularly have more recycling than your boxes can accommodate, you might want to purchase another blue recycling box, as long as the container is similar in size and shape to your existing one. Most hardware stores carry blue boxes of different sizes.

When foam containers and cushion packaging are collected with other recyclables, they can break into pieces that mix with other materials. The pieces are difficult to separate, meaning that less of the foam, and less of the other material, is recycled. You can help ensure that foam packaging including foam cushion packaging for products like electronics and foam trays and cups are recycled by taking them to a Recycle BC depot.

When plastic bags and overwrap are collected with other material, it is difficult to separate, meaning that less of the plastic bags, and less of the other material, is recycled. You can help ensure that plastic bags and overwrap are recycled by taking it to a depot.

When glass containers are collected with other material, they can break and it is difficult to separate broken glass from other materials, meaning that less of the glass, and less of the other material, is recycled. You can help ensure that glass packaging is recycled by taking it to a depot.

Deposit containers should be taken to a Return-It Depot for refund.

Mirrors, drinking glasses, dishes, cookware, windows are not accepted in our program.

Search your closest depot using our online address search tool or using the Recycle BC app. You can also view our provide-wide depot map. The depots in your area are:

Christina Lake Transfer Station
834 Hwy 395, Christina Lake, BC
Contact: 250-368-9148

Rock Creek Transfer Station
Kettle River Rd E, Rock Creek, BC V0H 1Y0, Canada

Grand Forks Landfill
8058 Donaldson Drive, Grand Forks, BC, Canada

West Boundary Landfill
Motherlode Rd, Greenwood, BC V0H 1J0, Canada

No. Under the BC Recycling Regulation, businesses that supply packaging and paper to BC residents are responsible for managing recycling programs. Recycle BC uses fees paid by businesses to pay for the curbside recycling program.

No. Your local government no longer provides curbside collection of residential packaging and paper. As of May 19, 2014, per BC’s Recycling Regulation, the businesses that supply packaging and paper to residents are responsible for financing the collection and recycling of these materials. Recycle BC works on behalf of these businesses to manage your recycling program.