Quick Reference Guide

Remember to
  • Empty and rinse containers
  • Return deposit containers for refund

Recycling Guide

Click here to download the 2019-2020 RDCK Recycling Guide. The Recycling Guide outlines how to sort your recycling, shows what is not accepted, and includes a collection calendar. You can also download the Recycle BC app from Google Play or the iTunes App Store to access your collection schedule online, search for depots, and sign up for reminders.

2019 – 2020 Recycling Guide:

Address Search

Use our address search tool to view your curbside recycling collection schedule and nearest Recycle BC depots. You can also sign up for reminders and import your schedule into your online calendar.


If you have smartphone, you can download our app from your app store by searching “Recycle BC.”


Contact Alpine Disposal and Recycling
Email: recycle@alpinegroup.ca
Phone: 1-866-596-5444


Information on the materials accepted in RecycleBC’s packaging and paper recycling program is available here.

Please sort curbside recyclables as follows:

  • Use one recycling box for paper and packaging that held dry products (shoes, crackers, etc.). Corrugated cardboard that does not fit in this bag can be flattened, cut into smaller pieces, and stacked between recycling containers.
  • Use the other recycling box for containers (non-deposit glass, plastic, aluminum, steel, etc.) and paper cups and cartons (coffee cups, milk cartons etc.).

There is no limit to how much recycling you can set out. If all of your materials do not fit in your recycling boxes, please try consolidating them. For example, bulky plastic milk jugs, milk cartons, and boxes can be flattened; smaller metal cans be placed inside larger metal cans; plastic containers can be fitted inside each other (e.g. yogurt containers), etc. If you have additional recyclables that do not fit into your blue boxes, these can be placed in a rigid container of your choice, such as a laundry hamper. Corrugated cardboard that does not fit in your bag can be flattened, cut into pieces no larger than 30” x 30” (78 cm x 78 cm), and stacked between your recycling containers.

If you regularly have more recycling than your boxes can accommodate, you might want to purchase another blue recycling box, as long as the container is similar in size and shape to your existing ones. Most hardware stores carry blue boxes of different sizes.

No. Under the BC Recycling Regulation, businesses that supply packaging and paper to BC residents are responsible for managing recycling programs. RecycleBC uses fees paid by businesses to pay for the curbside recycling program.


Please contact Alpine Disposal and Recycling, the company that RecycleBC selected to collect your curbside recycling, for recycling containers.

Email: recycle@alpinegroup.ca
Phone: 1-866-596-5444

RecycleBC will replace each container once per household, free of charge. Should your household request multiple replacement containers, you will be asked to pay for the second and subsequent replacements. To request new containers, please contact Alpine Disposal and Recycling at recycle@alpinegroup.ca or 1-866-596-5444.

No. Your local government no longer provides curbside collection of residential packaging and paper. As of May 19, 2014, per BC’s Recycling Regulation, the businesses that supply packaging and paper to residents are responsible for financing the collection and recycling of these materials. RecycleBC works on behalf of these businesses to manage your recycling program.

No. RecycleBC’s packaging and paper recycling program does not affect garbage collection.

Curbside recycling collection is every other week. Please check the Curbside Recycling Guide or address search tool for your collection day.

Recycling boxes have been used across BC for many years and have contributed to successful recycling programs with high resident participation and recycling rates.

You have received two recycling boxes: One container is for paper and packaging that held dry products (shoes, crackers, etc.), and the other is for containers (glass, plastic, aluminum, steel, etc.) and paper cups and cartons (coffee cups, milk cartons etc.). Information on what materials are accepted is available here, and information on how to sort them is in the recycling guide you received with the boxes.

When recyclables are sorted into these two streams, RecycleBC can ensure that more of the materials that are collected are successfully recycled. By moving to multi-stream collection, RecycleBC hopes to improve performance and reduce the cost of your community’s recycling program. By using reusable recycling boxes rather than single-use plastic bags, RecycleBC is applying the first of the 3 Rs: reduction of waste. Further, you will no longer need to buy bags.

In RDCK Areas H-I-J, curbside recycling is collected by Alpine Disposal and Recycling. If you have questions about your recycling collection or need additional information, please contact:

Email: recycle@alpinegroup.ca
Phone: 1-866-596-5444