On November 15, 2021, Recycle BC began a 6-month recycling collection pilot project to collect soft plastics and foam packaging from selected households in West Vancouver. The purpose of this project was to explore the feasibility of collecting these materials in addition to what is already collected from homes in your yellow bag (paper), blue box (containers) and grey box (glass).
The pilot program:
Provided a curbside option for materials that are normally only accepted for drop off at depots
Collected soft plastics separately from foam packaging using two collection boxes or bags
Had no cost to participating residents
Material was collected in either boxes or bags for each category. Residents used the boxes or bags they were assigned. Resident participation and feedback provided valuable insight on which type of collection container was more effective for collection. Detailed information about the pilot was delivered to participating homes early-November, along with bags and boxes for collection.