Quick Reference Guide

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

Recycling Guide

Click here to download the 2019-2020 City of Langley 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 Emterra Environmental Customer Service
Email: askmebc1@emterra.ca
Phone: 604-599-8651


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

When recyclables are sorted into three streams (glass, fibres, and containers), we can ensure that more of the materials that are collected are recycled, and improve the performance of your recycling program.

Please sort curbside recyclables as follows:

  • Use one blue box for paper and packaging that held dry products (shoes, crackers, etc.). Corrugated cardboard that does not fit in this box can be flattened, tied in bundles and placed between your boxes.
  • Use the other blue box for non-deposit containers (plastic, aluminum, steel, etc.) and paper cups and cartons (coffee cups, milk cartons etc.).
  • Use the green box for non-deposit glass bottles and jars.

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 box can be flattened, tied in bundles no larger than 8” thick (20 cm) x 30” wide (78 cm) x 30” tall, and placed between your boxes.

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. You can also purchase a new container by contacting Emterra Environmental at askmebc1@emterra.ca or 604-599-8651.

Please contact Emterra Environmental, the company that Recycle BC selected to collect curbside recycling in the City of Langley, for recycling containers.

Email: askmebc1@emterra.ca
Phone: 604-599-8651

Recycle BC 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 Emterra Environmental at askmebc1@emterra.ca or 604-599-8651

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

No. After January 1, 2015, the City of Langley no longer provides curbside collection of residential packaging and paper. Recycle BC delivers these services on behalf of the businesses that supply packaging and paper to residents.

No, the City of Langley continues to be responsible for your garbage and Green Can collection.

Curbside recycling collection is weekly, on the same day as weekly Green Can and bi-weekly garbage collection. Please check the Curbside Recycling Guide or address search tool for your collection day.

In the City of Langley, curbside recycling is collected by Emterra Environmental. If you have questions about your recycling collection or need additional information, please contact:

Email: askmebc1@emterra.ca
Phone: 604-599-8651