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Material Collection Suspension – Glass bottles and jars and foam packaging

November 30: Due to continued flooding and resulting transportation challenges and end-market closures, the collection suspension for glass bottles and jars from homes and depots, and foam packaging from depots remains in effect. November 18: The flooding some regions of BC are experiencing is unprecedented. Our hearts are with everyone affected. We hope everyone stays …

Steward Reporting Extensions and Options

As organizations everywhere respond to the unprecedented demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, CSSA and Recycle BC are pleased to advise that the boards of CSSA-supported programs, including Recycle BC, have approved measures to assist businesses with their packaging and paper obligations during this difficult time. Extension on the Reporting Deadline and Adjustment Deadline We have …

An update for stewards on the COVID-19 situation

As stewards focus on implementing their business continuity plans and protecting the health and safety of their staff and customers, CSSA and Recycle BC want to advise that it is maintaining its ability to provide service and assistance while taking all necessary precautions. All CSSA and Recycle BC team members are working remotely and travel …

Service Updates: Recycling Collection

Recycling collection has been affected by snow and weather conditions in some of the communities we service directly. View service updates for the City of Vancouver: RecycleBC.ca/Vancouver View service updates for the City of Coquitlam: RecycleBC.ca/Coquitlam   For communities not listed on our Community Collection page, please contact your municipality for service updates. Thank you …

Recycle BC Conducting Consultation on Revised Program Plan

Recycle BC is pleased to offer its draft revised Packaging and Paper Product Extended Producer Responsibility Plan to our many stakeholders for consideration and feedback. Section 6 of the Recycling Regulation requires that every five years Recycle BC review its approved Plan and submit proposed amendments to the government of British Columbia for review and …

City of Vancouver Recycling Collection

Recycling Collection, February 23: Due to weather conditions, Recycle BC’s contractor, Smithrite, experienced snowy conditions Thursday and Friday which affected recycling collection. If your blue box/bag were not collected as scheduled, please bring in your recycling and set it out on your next scheduled collection day. There is no limit to the amount of recycling …

Additional Crews Continue To Collect Recycling in Vancouver

Multi-Material BC (MMBC) continues to allocate additional resources to support collection, as more sub-zero temperatures are expected this week. In addition to Smithrite vehicles and crews working according to the standard schedule: Recycling trucks will be deployed the day after regular collection to access challenging areas. These rear-loading trucks are heavier, giving them increased traction in slippery …

Update: City of Vancouver Recycling Service

  January 9: MMBC continues to have additional trucks and crews working this week to support recycling collection. An enhanced Smithrite fleet will collect the scheduled zone each day in all areas they can safely access. Additional crews will return over the following days to collect from difficult to access areas. If your recycling is not …

Update: City of Vancouver Recycling Service

Multi-Material BC (MMBC) has extended its response to the atypical winter weather conditions  that have caused recycling service delays in some areas of Vancouver and thanks residents for their continued patience as crews work to ensure recycling is collected safely and efficiently. Emterra Environmental and Waste Control Services were brought in on Saturday December 31, …