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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Recycle Holiday Packaging

Looking to recycle your holiday materials? Check our holiday recycling page to view a quick reference guide or use the search tool to search how to properly dispose of items. Share

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BC London Drugs Stores Accepting Plastic Bags and Foam Packaging

November 1, 2017 – Starting today, recycling plastic bags, plastic overwrap and foam packaging in Penticton, Kamloops, Kelowna, West Kelowna, Prince George, Gibsons and Squamish will be as simple as a trip to London Drugs. Recycle BC is partnering with London Drugs to offer this convenient option for residents to bring these materials to their …

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Streetscape 2016/2017 Pilot Project Report Now Available

Recycle BC, in partnership with the City of Vancouver, conducted a nine-month on-street recycling pilot project to encourage residents and visitors to recycle packaging and printed paper. The pilot project launched in August 2016 and ran until May 2017. The recycling stations are in 31 locations in Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood and Second Beach in Stanley Park. …

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Recycle BC Membership Agreement and Policy Changes for 2018

Early in 2017, Recycle BC and other programs supported by CSSA initiated a comprehensive review of their respective Membership Agreements, Rules and Policies that govern steward registration, reporting, invoicing and compliance/enforcement The primary objectives of the review were to continue administrative harmonization and improve clarity for stewards Majority of changes are expected to take effect …

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Recycling Plastic Bags Gets Easier in Lower Mainland

Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver and West Vancouver London Drugs Stores join province-wide recycling program North Vancouver, B.C. – Starting today, recycling plastic bags, plastic overwrap and foam packaging in Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver and West Vancouver will be as simple as a trip to London Drugs. Recycle …

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Allen Langdon, Recycle BC Managing Director, wins “Lighting the Way Award”

The annual U.S. Product Stewardship Forum acknowledges the contributions of company leaders who have implemented successful and progressive stewardship programs and policies. At the 2017 forum held in Boston, Allen Langdon, our Managing Director, was awarded the “Lighting the Way Award” for running one of the best extended producer responsibility programs in the world. Allen has …

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Comox Return Centre Expands Accepted Material

Residents in Comox are now able to take their packaging and printed paper recyclables to the Comox Return Centre, without charge, as it joins the Recycle BC network of more than 200 depots. Comox Return Centre, located at 678 Anderton Road in Comox, accepts all materials in Recycle BC’s residential packaging and printed paper recycling …

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Recycling Plastic Bags Gets Easier in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission

Recycle BC and London Drugs expand partnership for return-to-retail of plastic bags, plastic overwrap and foam packaging. Starting today, recycling plastic bags, plastic overwrap and foam packaging in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission will be as simple as a trip to London Drugs. Recycle BC (formerly Multi-Material BC) is partnering with London Drugs to offer this …

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Recycle BC’s 2016 Annual Report

Today, Recycle BC released its 2016 annual report. In Recycle BC’s third year of operation, Recycle BC continued to provide reliable and convenient packaging and printed paper recycling services in British Columbia. In 2016, we increased access to recycling services in BC communities, with over 1.8 million BC households having access to Recycle BC services …

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Increased Need To Keep Fibre Stream Clean

There have been some recent changes to paper/cardboard markets that need all collectors (depots, curbside, and multi-family) to be extra diligent about the amount of contamination and cross contamination in the recycling stream. What has changed? The majority of the paper/cardboard collected under the Recycle BC program is shipped to China and processed into new …

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Register for Recycle BC’s Consultation

Recycle BC will be engaging contracted collectors and stakeholders in a public consultation on the Recycle BC program and collection agreements. The consultation will take place on November 15 & 16, 2017 at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster. During the two days, we will be hosting nine workshops for attendees to participate in. Workshop descriptions along …

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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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