Recycle BC engaged contracted collectors and stakeholders in a public consultation on the Recycle BC program and collection agreements. During the two-day public consultation, we hosted nine workshops for participants.

Consultation Event 

The Recycle BC Consultation was held on November 15 and 16, 2017 at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster.


Workshop Details

Workshops were delivered in an interactive, discussion-based format for the following topics:

  • Recycle BC’s program performance from 2014 to 2016 shown through key metrics and scorecards
  • The circular economy model and future recycling performance indicators
  • Comprehensive review of the Master Service Agreement and curbside Statement of Work for local government and First Nations collectors with proposed changes
  • Overview of proposed changes to the curbside payment framework  for future Agreements
  • Comprehensive review of the Master Service Agreement and multi-family Statement of Work with proposed changes
  • Overview of proposed changes to the multi-family payment framework for future Agreements
  • Round table on multi-family collector best practices
  • Comprehensive review of the Master Service Agreement and depot Statement of Work with proposed changes
  • Overview of proposed changes to the depot payment framework for future Agreements
  • A detailed view of contamination through three years of data
  • Findings for non-packaging and printed paper and non-targeted packaging and printed paper in the Recycle BC collection network
  • Collector presentations on best practices for contamination reduction
  • Introduction of the new Recycle BC streetscape recycling program
  • Waste audit results from the past pilots: key findings and implications
  • Streetscape design considerations
  • Introduction of the new Recycle BC other flexible plastic packaging collection program
  • Merlin Plastic’s research and development project for the processing of multi-laminated and other flexible plastic packaging
  • How to identify and sort plastic packaging
  • Stakeholder feedback to the current Program Plan
  • Recycle BC’s proposed changes to the Program Plan
  • A discussion on efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of the Recycle BC program
  • Rebrand overview: MMBC to Recycle BC
  • Collector’s marketing and communications goals
  • Marketing and communications support materials

Pre-read Workbook

A pre-read workbook was created to help prepare participants for each of the consultation workshops. It provides details on the objectives and format of each workshop, as well as background information and data to help support consultation discussions.


Webcasts

The following workshops were available via live webcast for viewing with the ability to submit questions: Curbside Collection, Depot Collection, Multi-family Collection, and Program Plan. Webcasts will be archived for 30 days after the live event.

Archived Webcasts will be available for viewing by November 24, 2017.


Feedback

Stakeholders can submit comments or questions until December 15, 2017.


Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact us at consultation@recyclebc.ca.