Recycle BC is pleased to continue to provide funding to local environmental organizations that work to promote waste reduction and recycling goals in their communities. Recycle BC’s partnership commitment includes providing supporting information, education materials, and grant money to be applied towards the promotion of residential packaging and paper recycling, and ongoing resident outreach and education about what materials are accepted in Recycle BC’s program.

If you are interested in the program this year, please review the application guidelines here and submit a short proposal by February 15, 2019. 

Previous Community Champions include:

Abbotsford Mission Recycling Program (AMRP)


Abbotsford Mission Recycling Program (AMRP) provides recycling services for the City of Abbotsford and District of Mission. The Recycling Program is a part of Abbotsford Community Services (ACS) and began in the early 70’s as one of the first recycling programs in the province of British Columbia. It started as a program to provide meaningful employment for the traditionally hard to employ and continues to advocate for this today.

Squamish Climate Action Network (Squamish CAN)


The Squamish Climate Action Network (Squamish CAN) is a registered non-profit society that strives
to educate, support, and empower the community of Squamish by developing, promoting, and implementing sustainable strategies to mitigate and adapt to climate change at the local community


Ridge Meadows Recycling Society

Maple Ridge

Working in partnership with the City of Maple Ridge, the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society is a non-profit organization providing recycling and environmental services to residents, including curbside collection and operating the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot. Grant money will be applied to the development of promotion and education materials, and staff attendance at local events.

Let's Talk Trash

Powell River Regional District

Let’s Talk Trash  (LTT) is an initiative of the Powell River Regional District’s Waste Management Education Program. LTT works directly with the public, schools, commercial/business sector, and recycling depot staff to provide recycling promotion and education, as well as promoting waste reduction, Zero Waste goals, composting and upcycling opportunities. Grant money will be applied to “on the ground” education, including support and training of depot staff, attendance at public information forums / events, media outreach and on-line promotion of packaging and printed paper recycling.

Master Recycler Vancouver

Vancouver Lower Mainland

The Master Recycler program helps residents reduce their waste through training individuals to become responsible citizens in a circular economy. The Master Recycler program consists of an eight-week course features experts from the waste reduction sector as well as on-site training and education at local waste processing and recycling facilities. Following the course, participants do community outreach to educate residents on recycling and waste reduction.

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