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Soft Plastic Collection Events

Recycle BC invites you to host a soft plastic collection event in your community!

Materials that should be collected during the community event are:

  • Plastic bags and overwrap
  • Other flexible plastic packaging

Plastic bags and overwrapOther flexible plastic packaging

These two material categories are accepted at depot and London Drugs locations. By expanding the collection opportunities and providing community leaders the ability to facilitate collection events we hope to collect more of this material in our system and keep it out of landfill.

By collecting these materials separately, it 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.

chart of characteristics between plastic bags and overwrap and other flexible plastic packaging


How can I get involved?

If you’re interested in hosting a collection event, fill out the form below and our team will follow up with a hosting information package. Recycle BC is a residential packaging and paper recycling program with firm guidelines for sorting and collecting material to prevent contamination. These guidelines ensure that collected material is effectively processed in the recycling system and diverted from landfill. Find more information about the recycling process here.

Questions? Email

Recycle BC requires that all material collected at a Recycle BC supported event be delivered to a designated Recycle BC depot.

Past 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.