Recycle BC will be engaging contracted collectors and stakeholders in a public consultation on the Recycle BC program and collection agreements. During the two-day public consultation, we will be hosting nine workshops for participants to attend.

Consultation Event Details

Date: November 15 & 16, 2017

Location: Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6

Accommodations: A small block of rooms has been reserved at Inn on the Quay (900 Quayside Drive, New Westminster) across the street from the Anvil Centre for consultation guests. Please reference ‘Recycle BC’ upon booking.

Schedule: The event schedule is still being finalized but the days will run from approximately 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, with sessions (and breaks) throughout the day. Specific workshop scheduling will be based on interest expressed through registration sign-up.

Workshop Details

All workshops will be delivered in an interactive, discussion-based format with time for questions and answers.

  • 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 multi-laminated plastic packaging collection program
  • Merlin Plastic’s research and development project for the processing of multi-laminated 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


Registration is still open. We ask that you register each person attending from your organization separately.

On the registration form, you’ll see an area to choose your top four workshops. We will do our best to accommodate everyone’s top selections, but ask that you also select two alternate workshops. This will help inform scheduling the workshops. Please note: because the consultation occurs over two days with concurrent sessions, in order for your organization to benefit from more workshops, other attendees within your organization can choose different workshops. Workshop descriptions can be found below.

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.


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