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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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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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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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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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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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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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