Can I recycle items that are not packaging or printed paper but are made from recyclable materials?
The Recycle BC program is for packaging and printed paper only. See what packaging and printed paper is accepted in our program here. Items collected in other recycling programs like deposit containers, hazardous household waste, batteries, and electronics, and other household waste such as garden hoses or food scraps, are not accepted for recycling in Recycle BC’s program. Other items, like books, that are in good condition can often be donated. Check Recycling Council of BC’s Recyclepedia to find out how to recycle or properly dispose of these materials.