One Million Tonnes Collected In Five Years

Five years ago, Recycle BC began operation as the province’s recycling program responsible for residential packaging and paper product. In that time, we’ve expanded our service area throughout the province, increased the number of depots residents have access to, and set an example of how extended producer responsibility (EPR) can improve recycling systems. Recently, we …

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Recycle BC Calls on Public to Recycle Safe

Propane Canisters, Batteries, even Bullets – Recycle BC Calls on Public to Recycle Safe Vancouver – Recycle BC is sounding the alarm over the rising number of explosive and hazardous materials British Columbia residents are placing in the province’s residential packaging and paper recycling. BC’s major recycling collectors and processors have seen seven fires in …

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2018 Annual Report

In 2018, Recycle BC provided reliable and convenient packaging and paper recycling services in BC and continued to build and strengthen effective partnerships, lead new recycling initiatives, uphold program performance and maintain financial stability. View our 2018 Annual Report Report highlights: Over 183,900 tonnes of Recycle BC’s packaging and paper product was collected, amounting to a recovery …

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Prince George, join the fight against waste.

We want all residents to participate in their recycling program and put out container and paper recycling for collection. Every time we don’t recycle, we’re hurting our environment. We can all do our part and put recyclable containers and paper in the blue boxes. Other materials like plastic bags and overwrap, foam packaging and glass …

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced steps to address plastic pollution

On Monday in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Government of Canada will ban harmful single-use plastics and hold companies responsible for plastic waste. Read more about Prime Minister Trudeau’s announcement: https://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2019/06/10/government-canada-taking-action-reduce-plastic-pollution We’re fortunate in BC to lead the nation in recycling. George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, makes …

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Victoria Area Depot Update

Recycle BC is committed to the environment and ensuring residents have access to recycling drop-off locations for their packaging and paper, specifically plastic bags and overwrap, foam packaging and other flexible plastic packaging. There have been some changes to the Victoria area depot locations. The Victoria area has four depots, including two new locations, and …

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Recycle BC Blue Star Awards

Recycle BC Blue Star Awards Recycle BC celebrates its five-year anniversary May 2019 and we recognize we didn’t create a successful EPR recycling program alone. We had great stakeholders and partners supporting us. To celebrate our five-year anniversary, Recycle BC founded the Blue Star Award to share recognition with those who best exemplify Recycle BC’s …

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The Ins and Outs of Easter Recycling

We know holidays are great times for family and friends to gather and celebrate. We also know that holidays can bring excess packaging into our homes. What you might not know is that most of this seasonal packaging can be recycled either at home or at a Recycle BC depot. Our infographic below shows which …

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New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

Recycle BC service partner, CSSA, sets commitments and endorses circular economy for plastics Recycle BC’s national service partner, Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA), is among more than 350 organizations worldwide to endorse the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment vision of a circular economy for plastics, where plastics never become waste. In addition to supporting CSSA’s endorsement, Recycle …

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What Happens To My Recycling: A Closer Look

Introduction: Recycle BC is responsible for residential packaging and paper recycling in BC. We ensure packaging and paper is collected from households, and recycling depots, processed and responsibly recycled. We service over 1.8 million households through curbside, multi-family and depot collection, including 98% of the population having access to depots and over 155 communities participating …

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Register now: 2019 Collectors’ Conference | April 8 & 9

Recycle BC will be hosting its Collectors’ Conference on April 8 and 9 at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster. This conference is an opportunity for us to reconnect with one another, learn about new industry trends, innovations, Recycle BC operations and what’s to come in the future. Conference sessions will be a mix of …

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Get to Know The Pollution Prevention Hierarchy

We recently received an email from Ms. Martin’s class who are learning to “reduce, reuse, recycle” and we thought this was a great opportunity to share some information about the pollution prevention hierarchy. The Recycle BC program adheres to the pollution prevention hierarchy — a series of steps to manage waste, in order of the …

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Recycle BC Post-Collection RFP

The initial contract term for Recycle BC’s post-collection services is approaching its expiry date of May 2020. Recycle BC is preparing for the management of a competitive procurement process and is seeking open dialogue with program stakeholders to help inform this process. Recycle BC’s Program Plan commits to award the primary processor contract(s) based on …

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Canada’s Plastics Challenge

Plastics pollution is a global issue and world leaders are working towards solutions. Signing the Ocean Plastics Charter at the G7 Summit in June is one step Canada, as a nation, has taken. Another initiative the federal government has recently launched is providing Canadian inventors and entrepreneurs an opportunity to contribute as well. Innovative Solutions …

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