Recycle BC is pleased 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 packaging and printed paper recycling, and ongoing resident outreach and education about what materials are accepted in Recycle BC’s program.

Recycling and Environmental Action Planning Society (REAPS)

Prince George

Non-profit REAPS has been serving the City of Prince George for 27 years.  Run almost exclusively by volunteers, the group’s mandate is to lessen the environmental impact of the local waste stream. Grant money will be directed towards resident education, school programs, social media outreach, hotline operation and community events.

The Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT)

Fort St John/Peace River Regional District

Serving the Peace River Region of Northern BC, NEAT provides educational programming for all ages. They work directly with students in their classrooms to reinforce waste reduction and resource conservation, and also partner with organizations and institutions to develop strategic plans aimed at reaching similar goals. Grant money from Recycle BC will be applied to school visits, community outreach and residential recycling education efforts.

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.

For more information, or to apply for next year’s Community Champions program, e-mail: