Paper Recycling: The Dos and Don’ts

Paper makes up approximately 66% of the material collected in Recycle BC’s residential packaging and printed paper recycling program.  There are different types of paper included for recycling and it’s very important that only accepted materials are placed in your recycling to ensure it can be recycled and not rejected due to contamination. Below are …

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Residential Recycling in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Transitions to Recycle BC on July 1

New blue boxes will allow residents to separate paper and containers Recycle BC, the non-profit organization responsible for residential packaging and printed paper recycling throughout the province, will begin directly managing curbside recycling in the Boundary Region of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB), on July 1, 2017. Communities in this service area include …

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Panorama Village Return-It Depot Expands Accepted Material

Depot joins Recycle BC program to accept Packaging and Printed Paper Residents in Surrey are now able to take their packaging and printed paper recyclables to the Panorama Village Return-It Depot, without charge, as it joins the Recycle BC network of more than 200 depots. Panorama Village Return-It, located at Unit 112-15157 Highway 10 in …

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Abbotsford Bottle Depot Now Accepting Packaging and Printed Paper

Residents in Abbotsford are now able to take their packaging and printed paper recyclables to Abbotsford Bottle Depot, without charge, as it joins the Recycle BC network of more than 200 depots. This depot provides an additional location to drop off glass and plastic bags as Abbotsford joins the Recycle BC program for curbside collection. …

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Recycling Plastic Bags Gets Easier on Vancouver Island

Recycle BC and London Drugs team up to offer return-to-retail of plastic bags, plastic overwrap and foam packaging April 10, 2017, Victoria, B.C. – Starting today, recycling plastic bags, plastic overwrap and foam packaging on Vancouver Island will be as simple as a trip to London Drugs. Recycle BC (formerly Multi-Material BC) is partnering with …

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Same Recycling Program, New Brand

Multi-Material BC (MMBC) has a new name and is now Recycle BC! The program remains the same, and residents who previously received recycling services from Multi-Material BC will see no change to their services. Recycling collection schedule, collection company and contact information, and accepted materials will all remain the same. Read more about the transition …

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Want to Recycle something that’s not Packaging or Paper?

Are you trying to recycle something that isn’t packaging or printed paper, like batteries, light bulbs or paint, for example? The Recycling Council of British Columbia can provide information about recycling other products. Visit them online at RCBC.ca or contact the Recycling Hotline. Contact by phone: Lower Mainland: 604-RECYCLE (604-732-9253) British Columbia Toll Free: 1-800-667-4321 Contact by …

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Enter to Win: Share your recycling wins

Share your Recycling Wins! Recycle BC, in partnership with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, has launched a contest where BC residents can share photos and videos showing us how you recycle at home and in your community. Tag your posts using #RecycleBC on Twitter and Instagram, or enter on Facebook or at RecycleBC.ca. Share why you …

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MMBC Changes its Name to Recycle BC

New brand supports education mandate to encourage better recycling habits Multi-Material BC, the non-profit organization responsible for residential packaging and printed paper recycling throughout the province, has rebranded to Recycle BC. The clearly-defined name reflects an ongoing mandate to promote recycling best practices and the environmental benefits of recycling to residents through education. Launched as …

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Save the Date: MMBC Consultation – November 15 & 16, 2017

Multi-Material BC (MMBC) will be engaging stakeholders in a consultation process on the MMBC program. We’re excited to announce that the consultation event will take place on November 15 and 16, 2017 at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster.  Your feedback is extremely valuable and will assist us in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the MMBC program. In order …

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Chilliwack Bottle Depot Now Accepting Packaging and Printed Paper

Residents in Chilliwack are now able to take their packaging and printed paper recyclables to Chilliwack Bottle Depot, without charge, as it joins the Multi-Material BC (MMBC) network of more than 200 depots. This depot provides an additional location to drop off glass and plastic bags as Chilliwack joins the MMBC program for curbside collection. …

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Four New Communities Join our Program

Welcome to the MMBC program, Kamloops, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission! We’re excited to announce these four communities will be joining 151 other communities in our packaging and printed paper recycling program. Chilliwack will join on March 1, followed by Kamloops, Abbotsford and Mission on April 3. By joining the MMBC program, these communities are able to …

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