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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 not-for-profit organization responsible for residential packaging and 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 Grand …

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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 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 Surrey, …

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Adjustment Policy Affirmed by Stewardship Program Boards

Over the past year, some stewards and/or their consultants have expressed dissatisfaction with the Adjustment Policy administered by CSSA on behalf of Stewardship Ontario, Recycle BC (formerly MMBC), MMSW and MMSM.  The Boards of Stewardship Ontario, Recycle BC, MMSW (the “Boards”) have recently considered and affirmed their ongoing commitment to the Adjustment Policy.[1] This communique …

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Recycling Plastic Bags Gets Easier on Vancouver Island

Recycle BC and London Drugs team up to offer return-to-retail of plastic bags, plastic overwrap and foam packaging April 10, 2017, Victoria, B.C. – Starting today, recycling plastic bags, plastic overwrap and foam packaging on Vancouver Island will be as simple as a trip to London Drugs. Recycle BC (formerly Multi-Material BC) is partnering with …

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MMBC Changes its Name to Recycle BC

New brand supports education mandate to encourage better recycling habits Multi-Material BC, the not-for-profit organization responsible for residential packaging and paper recycling throughout the province, has rebranded to Recycle BC. The clearly-defined name reflects an ongoing mandate to promote recycling best practices and the environmental benefits of recycling to residents through education. Launched as Multi-Material …

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Ready to Report Webinar Materials Available

The annual reporting webinar was held on March 1, 2017. Webinar topics included: What’s new in the Guidebook and sector Tip Sheets Using updated Steward Lists to identify resident and voluntary stewards for each program Material category and sector-specific reporting tips Collecting and submitting data for the WeRecycle Portal Below are the materials from the webinar: Webinar Presentation Watch the Webinar Updated …

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Chilliwack Bottle Depot Now Accepting Packaging and Printed Paper

Residents in Chilliwack are now able to take their packaging and paper recyclables to Chilliwack Bottle Depot, without charge, as it joins the Multi-Material BC (MMBC) network of more than 200 depots. This depot provides an additional location to drop off glass and plastic bags as Chilliwack joins the MMBC program for curbside collection. Chilliwack …

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Queensborough Landing Return-It Depot Expands Accepted Materials

Depot joins Multi-Material BC program to accept Packaging and Printed Paper Residents in New Westminster are now able to take their packaging and paper recyclables to Queensborough Landing Return-It, without charge, as it joins the Multi-Material BC (MMBC) network of more than 200 depots. Queensborough Landing Return-It, located at Unit A – 409 Boyne Street …

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MMBC welcomes four new communities to its residential recycling program

Kamloops, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission will join 151 other communities in province-wide packaging and printed paper recycling collection program Multi-Material BC (MMBC) announced that four new communities – Kamloops, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission – will be joining its residential recycling program in 2017. These local governments have been on a waitlist to join the program. “We …

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MMBC expansion of flat-fee categories simplifies steward reporting

Multi-Material BC has introduced new flat-fee categories for stewards supplying between 5,000 and 15,000 kg of material to the residential market annually. The categories provide more stewards with increased reporting efficiency and can be used for 2017 reporting that will inform 2018 invoices. Online Assessment Tool The Online Assessment Tool makes it simple for businesses …

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MMBC Society Inc. Transfers its Rights and Obligations to MMBC Recycling Inc.

Effective January 1, 2017 Multi-Material BC Society Inc. (MMBC) will transfer its rights and obligations to the newly incorporated MMBC Recycling Inc. (MMBC), a not-for-profit incorporated under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act. This change was made with the approval of the BC government. Click here to read the steward announcement. Click here to read the …

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Materials & Feedback Request from the 2016 Annual Steward Meeting

Thank you to those of you who joined us at the 2016 Annual Steward Meeting! We hope you found the meeting informative and useful. Below are the materials from the meeting. Consultation Periods We invite you to submit feedback on the contents and information provided to you before and during the meeting (for example, information …

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Pre-read for the 2016 Annual Steward Meeting Now Available

The 2016 Annual Steward Meeting (ASM) will be taking place on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. If you have not registered, you can do so here. The pre-read document is now available for you to review program information in advance of the meeting. Agenda Highlights: 2017 Budgets and Fees: Program Directors will review performance highlights and guide you through …

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Rethinking the Future of Plastics

Multi-Material BC has joined eleven other organizations from across the plastics value chain, including Unilever, Coca-Cola and Mars, as a participant in the New Plastics Economy. The New Plastics Economy is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and brings together key stakeholders to rethink and redesign the future of plastics, specifically plastic packaging. The New …

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Street recycling pilot program launches in Vancouver’s West End

New bins include receptacles for mixed paper and containers   Recycling in Vancouver’s West End just got easier. Multi-Material BC (MMBC), in partnership with the City of Vancouver and with support from the West End Business Improvement Association and MMBC’s members, has launched a new on-street recycling pilot project aimed at reducing litter and the amount …

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