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 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 paper recycling program, including …

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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 paper product 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 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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Same Recycling Program, New Brand

Multi-Material BC (MMBC) has a new name and is now Recycle BC! The program remains the same, and residents who previously received recycling services from Multi-Material BC will see no change to their services. Recycling collection schedule, collection company and contact information, and accepted materials will all remain the same. Read more about the transition …

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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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