Circular Economy Leadership Coalition Launches

The global issue of plastic pollution is in the forefront of headlines and reports.  You can take action at home by reducing use and recycling but is there more that can be done? While Recycle BC manages BC’s recycling program and helps educate residents to reduce and recycle packaging and paper, we also participate in …

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Revised Recycle BC Program Plan Submitted to BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

The revised Recycle BC Program Plan has been submitted to BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. Over 150 organizations and communities participated in consultation meetings and Recycle BC received 29 written submissions as part of Phase Two consultations. Recycle BC gave careful consideration to all input received, a summary of which can be found …

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Top Five Tips to Level Up Your Recycling Game at Home

A tidy garden or fresh coat of paint for your home can make a visual impact in your neighbourhood, but have you thought about your environmental impact? Residents in BC are some of the best recyclers in Canada, but it’s important to stay up-to-date and feel confident in your recycling know-how and Recycle BC is …

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Hazardous Materials Focus: Compressed Gas

Summer is an interesting time in the recycling world. Collectors and processors see an increase in problematic seasonal materials that, in addition to contaminating recyclable materials, can pose serious problems including worker injury, explosions and fires. In this post, we look at one such hazardous item — compressed gas. Some examples of compressed gas include …

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Recycle BC 2017 Annual Report

Today, Recycle BC released its 2017 annual report. In Recycle BC’s fourth year of operation, Recycle BC continued to provide reliable and convenient packaging and paper recycling services in British Columbia. 2017 Highlights: Launched our new brand in March 2017 to become Recycle BC. Over 174,000 tonnes of Recycle BC’s packaging and paper product was collected, amounting to a …

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116 Recycle BC Depots Collecting Other Flexible Plastic Packaging

As of Friday, June 1, stand-up pouches, crinkly potato chip bags and net bags for produce – just a few examples of items that fall under the umbrella category of Other Flexible Plastic Packaging – will be collected by 116 depots throughout the province as part of a research and development project led by Recycle …

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Rethink the way you recycle

In BC, we are some of North America’s best recyclers, but we can do much better! We want you to rethink the way you recycle and ensure the correct items are being put in your home recycling bins so everything we collect can be recycled. Recycling tips There are a number of things we can …

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What Goes Where: A Recycling Bin Refresher

Recently, the CBC posted an article titled, “10 kinds of packaging that are a pain in the blue box,” that identified certain materials that should not be included in recycling containers. They write,   Certain kinds of packaging are just too hard for many recycling programs to handle. Some require consumers to take a few extra …

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Recycle BC Pilots Plastic Squeeze Tube Recycling in Coquitlam

Recycle BC is teaming up with More Recycling, a consulting firm focused on increasing recovery of plastics, to launch a pilot program in Coquitlam that will determine if plastic squeeze tubes – such as face wash, moisturizer and toothpaste tubes – can be effectively collected for recycling. Plastic squeeze tubes are not currently accepted for …

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Recycle BC and Retailers Launch #BringYourBag Challenge

Campaign challenges the public to go one week without using a plastic bag! Recycle BC is teaming up with Save-On-Foods and London Drugs to encourage the public to make the switch from single-use plastic and paper shopping bags to reusable bags. The campaign is a partnership with the Retail Council of Canada (RCC). People can …

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Recycle BC Conducting Consultation on Revised Program Plan

Recycle BC is pleased to offer its draft revised Packaging and Paper Product Extended Producer Responsibility Plan to our many stakeholders for consideration and feedback. Section 6 of the Recycling Regulation requires that every five years Recycle BC review its approved Plan and submit proposed amendments to the government of British Columbia for review and …

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District of Squamish joins Recycle BC residential recycling program

Squamish: The District of Squamish has become the latest municipality to join the Recycle BC residential packaging and paper recycling program as a collection partner. Under the new partnership, the current curbside collection program will continue to be operated by the District but the collected materials will be managed by Recycle BC. Squamish residents who are …

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New Garbage and Recycling Schedule Coming to Coquitlam

Coquitlam: In an effort to help minimize wildlife conflicts, the recycling, garbage, and green bin collection schedule will change effective Monday, March 12. The revised schedule splits collection zones into morning and afternoon collection. Morning collection zones, which have been identified as wildlife-prone areas including Burke Mountain, Westwood Plateau, Eagle Ridge, Ranch Park and Chineside, …

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City of Vancouver Recycling Collection

Recycling Collection, February 23: Due to weather conditions, Recycle BC’s contractor, Smithrite, experienced snowy conditions Thursday and Friday which affected recycling collection. If your blue box/bag were not collected as scheduled, please bring in your recycling and set it out on your next scheduled collection day. There is no limit to the amount of recycling …

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