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How Clean Do Materials Need to Be?

We encourage residents to rinse their containers before adding them to recycling, but is this necessary? How clean do they need to be? Rinsing your containers before adding them to the recycling bin makes for a more pleasant recycling experience at home and in recycling facilities, and can help ensure that more materials are recycled. …

How Does MMBC Manage Packaging and Printed Paper?

The Multi-Material BC (MMBC) recycling program accepts packaging and printed paper from BC residents. But what happens to the material once it is collected? Packaging and printed paper is collected from residents in three ways: from residents’ curbs, from multi-family buildings, or from depots that accept MMBC materials. Material collected from residents’ curbs and from …

Focus on MMBC Materials: Recycling Plastic Bags and Overwrap

We receive many questions about recycling plastic bags and overwrap and why these materials are accepted only at depots that operate as Multi-Material BC (MMBC) depots. This is a change for those residents in BC where curbside collection of plastic bags was previously available. Below we outline why we shifted collection to depots only, and …

Residents can recycle more through curbside recycling

Residents can recycle more through curbside recycling Vancouver, July 2, 2014—Starting today, Coquitlam residents can add more materials to their curbside recycling, including milk cartons, plant pots, aluminum foil packaging, aerosol containers, and plastic and paper take-out drink cups The addition of these materials is part of a larger transition underway through Multi-Material BC (MMBC)’s …

The Facts About MMBC

With the May 19th launch of the MMBC program close approaching, there has been some recent media coverage that hasn’t provided the full picture in terms of how the new recycling system will work. To help clear up any misunderstanding that may surround the new industry-funded program, we’ve provided some further context and clarification to …

WHAT IS NON-PPP?

Some stakeholders are asking for clarification on what constitutes non-PPP. As defined in each of the Statements of Work that MMBC has posted on this website, non-PPP is “anything that is not PPP”.  PPP is defined in item # 2 of Schedule 4.2 MMBC Policies and Standards in the Master Service Agreement. MMBC set a threshold of …