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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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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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.

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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 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. Read …

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Recycle BC Membership Agreement and Policy Changes for 2018

Proposed changes to Membership Agreements, Rules and Policies (available below) were shared with stewards in October 2017 – the programs thank the many stewards that participated in webinars and provided submissions during the consultation period After considering steward feedback, the program boards determined that most of the proposed changes will take effect on January 1, …

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