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.

2020 Community Champions Program

We are currently accepting applications for the 2020 Community Champions Program until Friday, February 28, 2020. Click here to review the eligibility and proposal submission requirements.

2019 Recycle BC Community Champions included:

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 level.


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.

Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE)


The Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE) has been working for the Whistler environment since 1989. A membership-based charity, AWARE strives to improve quality of life and protect shared natural heritage through on-the-ground projects, engaging events, education and advocacy. Their continual focus is on:

  • Connecting People and Nature
  • Building Sustainable Community
  • Safeguarding Habitat, Biodiversity and Wilderness Values.

AWARE was formed 30 years ago by concerned citizens who wanted to start a recycling program in the community and to this day waste programs continue to be a large part of their work around building sustainable community.

Recycling and Environmental Action Planning Society

Prince George

The Recycling and Environmental Action Planning Society (REAPS) in Prince George offers various forms of community outreach and public awareness, including programs in schools, garden workshops, and other educational initiatives, where people can learn about composting, recycling, vermicomposting, organic gardening and many other environmental issues.

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