Below shows the steps of the recycling process as the material travels through the Recycle BC system. It starts with collection, where you set-out at the curb, place in your multi-family recycling bins or return to a depot. It’s collected by our collection partners and brought to a receiving facility. From there, the material moves through our post-collection system where material is sorted, baled and sold to end markets.
The majority of plastic, metal, and glass currently have North American end markets, and with our post-collection partner, GFL, we are working towards keeping the majority of paper in the Pacific Northwest as well.