FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vancouver, April 1, 2015—Starting today, Terrace and area residents can take their packaging and printed paper recyclables to Do Your Part Recycling, without charge, as it joins the Multi-Material BC (MMBC) network of nearly 200 depots. Do Your Part Recycling, located at 3220 River Drive in Terrace, accepts all materials in MMBC’s residential packaging and printed paper recycling program, including non-deposit glass bottles and jars, plastic bags and plastic foam packaging, along with curbside recycling materials such as newsprint, cardboard, household papers, metal containers, plastic containers, and paper packaging that held liquid when sold, such as coffee cups and soup cartons.
“One of our goals with the MMBC recycling program is to make it easier for residents to recycle more,” said Allen Langdon, Managing Director of MMBC. “We are pleased to add to the packaging and printed paper recycling options for residents living in and around Terrace through Do Your Part Recycling.”
Additional details about MMBC’s residential packaging and printed paper recycling program, including the full list of materials that are accepted, are available at www.RecyclinginBC.ca.
In May 2014, MMBC assumed responsibility for curbside, multi-family, and depot recycling programs in many areas across BC as a result of changes made to the provincial Recycling Regulation to shift responsibility for end-of-life management of packaging and printed paper from governments and their taxpayers to the businesses that produce these materials. On behalf of those businesses, MMBC manages recycling programs, either directly or by working with local governments, First Nations, private companies and other non-profit organizations.
MMBC is among more than 20 extended producer responsibility programs introduced in British Columbia over the past two decades, which has seen industry assume responsibility for end-of-life management of items such as beverage containers, electronics, paint, used oil, tires and batteries. The concept behind extended producer responsibility is to make businesses responsible for collecting and recycling the products they supply into the BC marketplace.
In May 2011, BC’s Recycling Regulation was updated to include packaging and printed paper. The regulation shifts the responsibility for managing the residential recycling of packaging and printed paper from regional and municipal governments and their taxpayers to business.
Multi-Material B C (MMBC) is a non-profit industry-led and financed organization that assumed responsibility for managing residential packaging and printed paper recycling on behalf of industry in May 2014.
More information, including lists of MMBC collectors and members, is available at www.multimaterialbc.ca
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