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Find a soft plastic collection event in your community!

Next events:

  • July 9, Ambleside Field H, West Vancouver | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • July 9, Okanagan Falls Elementary School, Okanagan Falls | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • July 9, Harrison Hot Springs Elementary School, Harrison Hot Springs | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Host Community Event Location Date(s) Time
Recycle BC West Vancouver Ambleside Field H (this event will also collect foam packaging) July 9, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Okanagan Falls Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) July 9, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Harrison Hot Springs Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) July 9, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Peachland Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) July 16, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Boston Bar Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) July 16, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Cherryville Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) July 23, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Sunshine Valley Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) July 23, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Beaverdell Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) July 30, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Hope Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) July 30, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Vancouver 'Caps Kickoff at Terry Fox Plaza, BC Place August 5, 2022 TBD
Recycle BC Okanagan Falls Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) August 6, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Harrison Hot Springs Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) August 6, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC New Westminster Car Free Day New Westminster - Columbia Street between 4th and 8th Street August 6, 2022 12-8 p.m.
Recycle BC Peachland Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) August 13, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Boston Bar Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) August 13, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Cherryville Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) August 20, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Sunshine Valley Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) August 20, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Vancouver Car Free Day West End - Denman Street August 20, 2022 12-8 p.m.
Recycle BC Beaverdell Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) August 27, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Hope Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) August 27, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Vancouver Car Free Day Main Street August 27, 2022 12-8 p.m.
Recycle BC Okanagan Falls Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) September 3, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Harrison Hot Springs Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) September 3, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Peachland Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) September 10, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Boston Bar Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) September 10, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Vancouver Car Free Day Commercial Drive September 10, 2022 12-8 p.m.
Recycle BC Vancouver Car Free Day North Vancouver - Shipbuilder's Square and Carrie Cates Road September 17, 2022 12-10 p.m.
Recycle BC Cherryville Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) September 17, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Sunshine Valley Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) September 17, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Beaverdell Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) September 24, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recycle BC Hope Pop-Up Depot (this event collects all Recycle BC materials) September 24, 2022 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Materials that should be collected during the community event are:

  • Plastic bags and overwrap
  • Other flexible plastic packaging

Plastic bags and overwrap

Other flexible plastic packaging

These two material categories are also accepted at depots and London Drugs locations. By expanding the collection opportunities, we hope to collect more of this material in our system and keep it out of landfill.

Collecting these materials separately allows us to effectively process and recycle more of the material. These two materials are managed differently in the post-collection process so keeping them separate is important.

Find out how you can host a collection event in your community!

Past Community Collection Events

Host Community Event Location Date(s) Time
District of Squamish Squamish Stan Clarke Park - 1361 Main St, Squamish July 10, August 14, September 11 2021 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Comox Strathcona Waste Management Quadra Island West Rd and Industrial Way, Quadra Island October 2-3 2021 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. *tentative
Shuswap Food Action Society Salmon Arm Downtown Farmers Market - Ross St. Plaza Parking Lot, Salmon Arm October 16 2021 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Save-On Foods  North Vancouver  Save-On-Foods - 1250 Marine Dr, North Vancouver  October 17 2021 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
City of New Westminster New Westminster Public Works Yard - 901 First St, New Westminster November 20, December 18 2021 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Recycle BC Surrey Car Free Day Surrey (at 137 Street and 74 Avenue) June 11, 2022 12-8 p.m.