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Easy Ways to Manage Extra Plastic Bags

You may be finding yourself with an excess of plastic bags at home as a result of guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Health and safety concerns resulted in some changes to how some stores were able to accommodate customers using reusable bags, and in some cases caused an increase in single-use plastic bag use. …

Recycle BC Home Tour By The Numbers

Recycle BC is launching a campaign encouraging British Columbians to use their time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to become better recyclers. The online campaign takes residents room-by-room and item-by-item, helping them identify the residential packaging and paper people are least likely to recycle, based on a survey of 1,000 residents. View recycling opportunities …

Storage Tips from the pros – that’s you!

Keeping up with the Jonses shouldn’t be a focus, even at the best of times, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn a thing or two from our neighbours. We asked you to share your recycling tips, storage hacks, and experiences in managing your recycling now that we’re spending more time at home. We received …

Keeping your plastic bags in check

During the COVID-19 pandemic, some stores were, or still are, limiting the use of reusable bags for grocery shopping in British Columbia for health and safety reasons. This means some residents may have had to rely on plastic bags to carry out their groceries. If you feel your plastic bag use is getting out of …

How to Recycle Common Take-Out Packaging

We’re currently spending more time at home and our daily routine has changed. You’re likely cooking a lot more at home – whether it’s breakfast or lunch or, if you’re like most of the Recycle BC team, snacking throughout the day thanks to the ever-present temptation of the fridge. Suddenly, it’s 6:00 pm and time …

Recycling storage tips while spending more time at home

Many of us have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and adapted accordingly. We are spending more time at home, consuming more of our meals at home, and possibly accumulating more packaging and paper recycling as a result. Our new reality is a home-based reality, which may mean you will find your recycling piling up temporarily. …

PARTICIPATE: What and Why do you recycle?

We want to hear from you about what packaging and paper you recycle. We are conducting a resident survey so we can better understand which specific accepted materials are not being setout or dropped off for collection, and why. This will help us identify present barriers and future opportunities to collect more Recycle BC program …

Holiday Recycling Tips and Tricks

We’ve said it before (for multiple occasions) but it bears repeating: holidays often bring additional packaging and paper recycling compared to the rest of the year. Of course, you can rely on our infographic and webpage to refresh your material knowledge — but we’d like to share a few extra tips to help keep your …

5 common (but easy to avoid) recycling mistakes you’re probably making

As a BC resident, you’re part of North America’s best group of recyclers. (Good job!) And although that’s absolutely something to be proud of, there’s always room for improvement. Perhaps you’re an avid recycling enthusiast, maybe your landlord helps you with recycling, or perhaps you’ve never known whether you’ve been recycling correctly or not. When …

Prince George, join the fight against waste.

We want all residents to participate in their recycling program and put out container and paper recycling for collection. Every time we don’t recycle, we’re hurting our environment. We can all do our part and put recyclable containers and paper in the blue boxes. Other materials like plastic bags and overwrap, foam packaging and glass …

The Ins and Outs of Easter Recycling

We know holidays are great times for family and friends to gather and celebrate. We also know that holidays can bring excess packaging into our homes. What you might not know is that most of this seasonal packaging can be recycled either at home or at a Recycle BC depot. Our infographic below shows which …

What Happens To My Recycling: A Closer Look

Introduction: Recycle BC is responsible for residential packaging and paper recycling in BC. We ensure packaging and paper is collected from households, and recycling depots, processed and responsibly recycled. We service over 1.8 million households through curbside, multi-family and depot collection, including 98% of the population having access to depots and over 155 communities participating …

What’s included: Product vs. Packaging?

Do you often wonder why you can include plastic yogurt containers in your recycling bin, but not plastic toys? Or why you can include flyers and magazines, but not books? Recycle BC is responsible for residential packaging and paper recycling and collects material in accordance with Schedule 5 of the Province of BC’s Recycling Regulation. …

Get to Know The Pollution Prevention Hierarchy

We recently received an email from Ms. Martin’s class who are learning to “reduce, reuse, recycle” and we thought this was a great opportunity to share some information about the pollution prevention hierarchy. The Recycle BC program adheres to the pollution prevention hierarchy — a series of steps to manage waste, in order of the …