5 Things You Didn’t Know About Boxing Day

Vancouver is Awesome is on a quest to uncover some unusual and (hopefully) interesting facts about the City of Vancouver. Today’s post is about Boxing Day, and relevant to the entire province. How did it get its name? Is it a shopping holiday all over the world? How much shopping is actually done? Has online shopping taken …

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City of Vancouver Recycling Collection

Recycling Collection, December 19/20: due to snow, ice, and slippery conditions Recycle BC and Smithrite are experiencing some challenging conditions on roads or alleys which is affecting recycling collection. If your recycling bins/bags were not collected, please bring in your recycling in the evening and set it out on your next scheduled collection day. There is …

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Temporary Depot Closure, Castlegar

Castlegar residents should be advised that Zion Trucking, located at 2324 6 Avenue in Castlegar will be temporarily closed to perform maintenance and building alterations. During this time, they will not be open to accept paper and cardboard, containers, glass bottles and jars, foam packaging, or plastic bags and overwrap. During the closure period, the …

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Town of Comox and Recycle BC partner on expanded blue box program

Comox residents can now recycle even more paper and product packaging at their curbside, thanks to a new partnership between The Town of Comox and Recycle BC. New material acceptable in Comox blue boxes includes empty aerosol cans, “TetraPak” boxes for soups and sauces, milk cartons, frozen dessert boxes, plastic clamshells for baked goods, plastic …

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What is contamination?

You may have heard the term before, but what exactly is contamination in the context of residential recycling? Simply put, contamination is material that is not accepted for collection in Recycle BC’s curbside or multi-family packaging and printed paper collection program. Contamination, in this context can include one or more of the following examples: Material …

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Recycle Holiday Packaging

Looking to recycle your holiday materials? Check our holiday recycling page to view a quick reference guide or use the search tool to search how to properly dispose of items. Share

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BC London Drugs Stores Accepting Plastic Bags and Foam Packaging

November 1, 2017 – Starting today, recycling plastic bags, plastic overwrap and foam packaging in Penticton, Kamloops, Kelowna, West Kelowna, Prince George, Gibsons and Squamish will be as simple as a trip to London Drugs. Recycle BC is partnering with London Drugs to offer this convenient option for residents to bring these materials to their …

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Streetscape 2016/2017 Pilot Project Report Now Available

Recycle BC, in partnership with the City of Vancouver, conducted a nine-month on-street recycling pilot project to encourage residents and visitors to recycle packaging and printed paper. The pilot project launched in August 2016 and ran until May 2017. The recycling stations are in 31 locations in Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood and Second Beach in Stanley Park. …

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Recycling Plastic Bags Gets Easier in Lower Mainland

Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver and West Vancouver London Drugs Stores join province-wide recycling program North Vancouver, B.C. – Starting today, recycling plastic bags, plastic overwrap and foam packaging in Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver and West Vancouver will be as simple as a trip to London Drugs. Recycle …

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Allen Langdon, Recycle BC Managing Director, wins “Lighting the Way Award”

The annual U.S. Product Stewardship Forum acknowledges the contributions of company leaders who have implemented successful and progressive stewardship programs and policies. At the 2017 forum held in Boston, Allen Langdon, our Managing Director, was awarded the “Lighting the Way Award” for running one of the best extended producer responsibility programs in the world. Allen has …

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Comox Return Centre Expands Accepted Material

Residents in Comox are now able to take their packaging and printed paper recyclables to the Comox Return Centre, without charge, as it joins the Recycle BC network of more than 200 depots. Comox Return Centre, located at 678 Anderton Road in Comox, accepts all materials in Recycle BC’s residential packaging and printed paper recycling …

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Recycling Plastic Bags Gets Easier in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission

Recycle BC and London Drugs expand partnership for return-to-retail of plastic bags, plastic overwrap and foam packaging. Starting today, recycling plastic bags, plastic overwrap and foam packaging in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission will be as simple as a trip to London Drugs. Recycle BC (formerly Multi-Material BC) is partnering with London Drugs to offer this …

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Recycle BC’s 2016 Annual Report

Today, Recycle BC released its 2016 annual report. In Recycle BC’s third year of operation, Recycle BC continued to provide reliable and convenient packaging and printed paper recycling services in British Columbia. In 2016, we increased access to recycling services in BC communities, with over 1.8 million BC households having access to Recycle BC services …

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