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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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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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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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2018 Annual Steward Meeting Materials

CSSA’s Annual Steward Meeting (ASM) is hosted by CSSA on behalf of the stewardship programs, provides stewards with updates on packaging and paper recycling program performance along with next year’s program budgets and material fee rates. Download the Report to Stewards (also known as the pre-read) CSSA Executive Chair remarks (video) CSSA Materials Tool (video) View the …

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Circular Economy Leadership Coalition Launches

The global issue of plastic pollution is in the forefront of headlines and reports.  You can take action at home by reducing use and recycling but is there more that can be done? While Recycle BC manages BC’s recycling program and helps educate residents to reduce and recycle packaging and paper, we also participate in …

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2018 Annual Steward Meeting: Register Now

The 2018 Annual Steward Meeting (ASM) on Wednesday, October 24, will be an online experience for all. Following a review of attendance trends and steward input, this year’s event will be webcast only and supported by an enhanced web experience. The ASM, hosted by CSSA on behalf of the stewardship programs, provides stewards with updates …

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Recycle BC 2017 Annual Report

Today, Recycle BC released its 2017 annual report. In Recycle BC’s fourth year of operation, Recycle BC continued to provide reliable and convenient packaging and paper recycling services in British Columbia. 2017 Highlights: Launched our new brand in March 2017 to become Recycle BC. Over 174,000 tonnes of Recycle BC’s packaging and paper product was collected, amounting to a …

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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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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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Vancouver residents can now recycle their Nespresso capsules in their home recycling bin

Update: November 2, 2020: The Nespresso Green bag pilot project has concluded. Nespresso is pleased to announce that the mail-in red bag recycling solution will be distributed to Club Members that previously received green recycling (curbside) bags in British Columbia (Coquitlam, Anmore, and Vancouver residents only). Nespresso Club Members in these communities can collect their …

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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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