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MMBC welcomes four new communities to its residential recycling program

Kamloops, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission will join 151 other communities in province-wide packaging and printed paper recycling collection program Multi-Material BC (MMBC) announced that four new communities – Kamloops, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission – will be joining its residential recycling program in 2017. These local governments have been on a waitlist to join the program. “We …

Four New Communities Join our Program

Welcome to the MMBC program, Kamloops, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission! We’re excited to announce these four communities will be joining 151 other communities in our packaging and paper recycling program. Chilliwack will join on March 1, followed by Kamloops, Abbotsford and Mission on April 3. By joining the MMBC program, these communities are able to reduce …

MMBC expansion of flat-fee categories simplifies steward reporting

Multi-Material BC has introduced new flat-fee categories for stewards supplying between 5,000 and 15,000 kg of material to the residential market annually. The categories provide more stewards with increased reporting efficiency and can be used for 2017 reporting that will inform 2018 invoices. Online Assessment Tool The Online Assessment Tool makes it simple for businesses …

MMBC Society Inc. Transfers its Rights and Obligations to MMBC Recycling Inc.

Effective January 1, 2017 Multi-Material BC Society Inc. (MMBC) will transfer its rights and obligations to the newly incorporated MMBC Recycling Inc. (MMBC), a not-for-profit incorporated under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act. This change was made with the approval of the BC government. Click here to read the steward announcement. Click here to read the …

Rethinking the Future of Plastics

Multi-Material BC has joined eleven other organizations from across the plastics value chain, including Unilever, Coca-Cola and Mars, as a participant in the New Plastics Economy. The New Plastics Economy is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and brings together key stakeholders to rethink and redesign the future of plastics, specifically plastic packaging. The New …

Recycle BC Takes on Recycling Collection in the City of Vancouver

The majority of Vancouver residents likely won’t be aware of a change happening at the curb and in their laneways: a transition of recycling collection services from the City of Vancouver to Multi-Material BC. Residents can visit RecyclinginBC.ca/Vancouver for information on their collection schedules and to download the MMBC recycling guide.  Residents are also encouraged to download …

Street recycling pilot program launches in Vancouver’s West End

New bins include receptacles for mixed paper and containers   Recycling in Vancouver’s West End just got easier. Multi-Material BC (MMBC), in partnership with the City of Vancouver and with support from the West End Business Improvement Association and MMBC’s members, has launched a new on-street recycling pilot project aimed at reducing litter and the amount …

Recycling Plastic Bags Just Got Easier

Multi-Material BC and London Drugs team up to offer return-to-retail of plastic bags, plastic overwrap and foam packaging in City of Vancouver July 29, 2016 (Vancouver, BC) – Starting this long weekend, recycling plastic bags, plastic overwrap and foam packaging in Vancouver will be as simple as a trip to London Drugs. Multi-Material BC (MMBC) …

MMBC reports strong performance in 2015

Multi-Material BC (MMBC) has released its 2015 Annual Report detailing successful partnerships and demonstrated results delivered in its first full year of operations. MMBC is a not-for-profit organization overseeing residential packaging and printed paper recycling throughout much of the province, ensuring household material is collected, sorted and sold to end-markets. The MMBC program is funded …

Streetscape 2014/2015 Pilot Projects Report Now Available

As part of its program plan commitment, Multi-Material British Columbia (MMBC) initiated a series of pilot projects to study the feasibility of packaging and printed paper (PPP) streetscape bins. Pilot projects conducted in 2014 and 2015 involved composition audits to understand the quality and quantity of PPP collected in streetscape recycling receptacles. Click here to …

City of Pitt Meadows to transition residential blue box service to Recycle BC

Smithrite Disposal Ltd. selected to deliver curbside service, beginning September 1, 2016 Vancouver, May 9, 2016— Effective September 2016, Multi-Material BC (MMBC) will assume responsibility for residential packaging and printed paper recycling services in the City of Pitt Meadows, with the curbside collection contract being awarded to Smithrite Disposal Ltd. Smithrite is a 100% BC-owned, …

Recycle BC announces recycling collection partners for City of Vancouver

Smithrite Disposal Ltd. selected to deliver residential curbside collection; Waste Management will provide recycling services to multi-family buildings Multi-Material BC (MMBC) has awarded its City of Vancouver curbside collection contract to Smithrite Disposal Ltd. Smithrite will provide weekly pick up of residential recycling for residents already receiving curbside service in Vancouver and the Musqueam Indian …

Happy Holidays and Holiday Office Hours

Holiday Office Hours Please be advised of the hours of operation applicable to CSSA, MMBC, MMSW and SO offices during the holiday season: December 21st, 22nd & 23rd – regular office hours December 24th – office will close at 1:00 p.m (local time in BC, SK, ON) December 25th & 28th – office closed December …

Sun Coast Recycle Drop Off accepting MMBC materials in Parksville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sun Coast Recycle Drop Off accepting MMBC materials in Parksville Vancouver, December 8, 2015—Starting today, Parksville and area residents can take their packaging and printed paper recyclables to Sun Coast Recycle Drop Off, without charge, as it joins the Multi-Material BC (MMBC) network of more than 200 depots. Sun Coast Recycle Drop …