Hard plastic packaging? Easy choice.
It’s difficult to avoid plastic containers at home, so when you have them, we want to ensure they get recycled. Put your plastic containers in your recycling bin for collection and let us do the rest! We want to ensure they can be made into new packaging and products.
Most hard plastic packaging is accepted in the Recycle BC program. This includes plastic take-out cups, bowls and lids; microwavable bowls and cups; plastic bottles, jugs, jars, tubs and trays (including caps, tops, lids and pumps); hard plastic clamshells for baked goods, fruit, eggs, etc.; plastic garden pots and seedling trays; and plastic pails less than 25 litres, for laundry detergent, pet food, etc. Hard plastic packaging used to protect toys, electronics or other products within a corrugated cardboard or boxboard box, is also accepted and can be included with your container recycling.
Remember to empty and rinse containers. Labels may be left on your plastic packaging as they can be removed during the recycling process.
Reduce when you can, but when you have plastic containers, be sure to recycle them!