Vancouver, January 2, 2015—As of January 1, curbside recycling in Revelstoke is managed directly by Multi-Material BC (MMBC) on behalf of businesses that supply packaging and printed paper to residents. MMBC, through Bresco Industries, will collect those materials for recycling from single-family households in Revelstoke.
MMBC is a BC-based non-profit organization that officially assumed responsibility for financing and delivering recycling services for packaging and printed paper across the province in May 2014. MMBC represents more than 1,000 companies that have stepped-up to meet the province’s Recycling Regulation.
While MMBC is now responsible for curbside recycling collection in Revelstoke, residents should not see any changes. Recycling will continue to be collected in single-use plastic bags and the recycling collection zones and schedule remain unchanged. Residents with customer service questions can contact 250-837-6652.
All materials that are collected from the curb, such as newsprint, paper, cardboard, plastic containers, metal containers, aerosol cans, milk cartons, and foil or plastic take-out containers, as well as non-deposit glass bottles and jars, plastic bags, and plastic foam packaging can be dropped off at local depots operated by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District as part of the MMMBC recycling program.
Additional details about the recycling program, including a full list of depot locations and accepted materials, are on the MMBC website at www.RecyclingInBc.ca. Revelstoke residents can also download a smartphone app for personal recycling collection reminders by searching Multi-Material BC in smartphone app stores or visiting www.RecyclingInBC.ca/Revelstoke.
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 BC (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 is available at www.multimaterialbc.ca
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