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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 safe.

Due to the unprecedented flooding event, we are making a temporary change to collection of some Recycle BC materials. Starting Monday, November 22 we are:

  • Suspending collection of non-deposit glass bottles and jars and foam packaging (white and coloured) from Recycle BC depots.
  • Suspending collection of all glass bottles and jars from curbside and multi-family

Please do not take these materials to a depot or set out for curbside or multi-family collection. If possible, hold on to your glass and foam packaging and set out or drop off later, once collection of these materials resumes.

With transportation corridors compromised due to road closures, and our primary glass end market closed due to flooding, we cannot move glass from receiving facilities to our glass end markets. In addition, the flooding has affected the availability of trucks for hauling materials, further compounding these challenges.

At this time, we will continue to collect and receive paper, cardboard, containers and soft plastics – materials that can be baled and stored at receiving facilities in a more compact manner. Managing materials responsibly continues to be a priority for us. We will work with all partners to ensure we handle all materials as effectively as possible during this emergency.

The situation is evolving rapidly, so we do not yet know how long this change will be required. We will provide updates as we have more information.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


Residents that receive curbside or multi-family service directly from Recycle BC and our applicable contractor can get more information here:

City of Vancouver North Okanagan
City of North Vancouver Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (Kootenay)
District of North Vancouver Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (Boundary)
District of West Vancouver Regional District of Central Kootenay
City of Coquitlam City of Quesnel
City of Pitt Meadows City of Prince George
University Endowment Lands City of Revelstoke
City of Langley Village of Anmore

 

For other communities, please contact your local government or recycling service provider.

Collectors can access communication resources here.