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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 …

Multi-Material BC to take on responsibility for delivery of recycling services in City of Vancouver

On November 17, the City of Vancouver announced that it had made a decision to transition responsibility for recycling collection services to Multi-Material BC (MMBC) for single family curbside residences and multi-family buildings. This decision follows the publication last week of a report to the City’s Standing Committee on City Finance and Services that recommended Council …

City of Vancouver hands over recycling collection

Earlier this week, the City of Vancouver announced plans to have Multi-Material BC (MMBC) assume responsibility for residential single-family curbside and multi-family recycling, by the end of 2016. The City of Vancouver joined the MMBC program in May 2014, and since then have retained responsibility for managing single and multi-family collection with financial incentive from MMBC. Once the transition is …

2015 Annual Report

Yesterday, Multi-Material BC (MMBC) released its first annual report, which is a requirement under the Recycling Regulation. The report contains information about the program’s performance in its first 7.5 months of operations (the 2015 report will contain a full year, but since the program launched in mid-May, the 2014 report covers launch to December 31, …

MMBC exceeds recycling targets in first 7.5 months of operations

For immediate release: MMBC exceeds recycling targets in first 7.5 months of operations More than 116,000 tonnes of packaging and printed paper recovered from BC households in 2014 Vancouver, BC (July 1, 2015) – Multi-Material BC (MMBC), an independent, industry-led and financed non-profit organization created to manage residential packaging and printed paper recycling in British …

Burns Lake Return-It Recycling Depot accepting MMBC materials

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burns Lake Return-It Recycling Depot accepting MMBC materials Vancouver, June 2, 2015—Starting today, Burns Lake and area residents can take their packaging and printed paper recyclables to Burns Lake Return-It Recycling Depot, without charge, as it joins the Multi-Material BC (MMBC) network of nearly 200 depots. Burns Lake Return-It Recycling Depot, located …

One Year In: Reflecting on 12 months of Operations

Today is a milestone day for Multi-Material BC (MMBC). It’s the first anniversary of operations for our packaging and printed paper recycling program. As we reflect on this first year, we share some of the key highlights: Twenty communities have access to curbside recycling for the first time. This includes Prince George, a community of …