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 Powell River Joins Recycle BC Program

Beginning in February 2018, the City of Powell River will be joining Recycle BC’s residential packaging and paper recycling program. The City will receive incentives to continue to collect recycling material, including packaging and paper from Powell River residents. Recycle BC is responsible for residential packaging and paper recycling across British Columbia. Recycle BC works …

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Zion Trucking in Castlegar Re-Opened

Castlegar residents should be advised that Zion Trucking, located at 2324 6 Avenue in Castlegar has now re-opened and is again accepting paper and cardboard, containers, glass bottles and jars, foam packaging, and plastic bags and overwrap for recycling.     Share

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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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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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