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Recycling Plastic Bags Just Got Easier

Multi-Material BC and London Drugs team up to offer return-to-retail of plastic bags, plastic overwrap and foam packaging in City of Vancouver July 29, 2016 (Vancouver, BC) – Starting this long weekend, recycling plastic bags, plastic overwrap and foam packaging in Vancouver will be as simple as a trip to London Drugs. Multi-Material BC (MMBC) …

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MMBC reports strong performance in 2015

Multi-Material BC (MMBC) has released its 2015 Annual Report detailing successful partnerships and demonstrated results delivered in its first full year of operations. MMBC is a not-for-profit organization overseeing residential packaging and printed paper recycling throughout much of the province, ensuring household material is collected, sorted and sold to end-markets. The MMBC program is funded …

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Streetscape 2014/2015 Pilot Projects Report Now Available

As part of its program plan commitment, Multi-Material British Columbia (MMBC) initiated a series of pilot projects to study the feasibility of packaging and printed paper (PPP) streetscape bins. Pilot projects conducted in 2014 and 2015 involved composition audits to understand the quality and quantity of PPP collected in streetscape recycling receptacles. Click here to …

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City of Pitt Meadows to transition residential blue box service to Recycle BC

Smithrite Disposal Ltd. selected to deliver curbside service, beginning September 1, 2016 Vancouver, May 9, 2016— Effective September 2016, Multi-Material BC (MMBC) will assume responsibility for residential packaging and printed paper recycling services in the City of Pitt Meadows, with the curbside collection contract being awarded to Smithrite Disposal Ltd. Smithrite is a 100% BC-owned, …

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New Fee Methodology Calculator Now Available

A calculator has been created to assist packaging and printed paper stewards in comparing the current fee methodology with the new methodology. To access your program’s calculator, please click here. We invite you to submit your feedback on the proposed fee methodology to jjames@cssalliance.ca by May 20, 2016.

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Proposed Methodology Meeting Materials & Feedback

A consultation meeting regarding the new proposed fee methodology for packaging and printed paper (PPP) stewardship programs was held on April 21, 2016. Over the past year, a dedicated group of stewards, known as the Steward Consultation Committee (SCC), have developed a proposed new fee methodology for packaging and printed paper that takes a principle-based approach, is easy to …

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Proposed Fee Methodology Consultation Document Now Available

We invite you to download and review the Proposed Fee Methodology Consultation document to learn more prior to the meeting on Thursday, April 21, 2016.  If you haven’t already, please register here to attend the meeting either in-person or via webinar:  11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Pacific time 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Central standard time 1 p.m. – …

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Sector-Specific Reporting Tips Now Available

The May 31st reporting deadline is fast approaching. New and enhanced resources are now available to help you prepare your material reports, including the all-new Sector-Specific Reporting Tips. Access these tools here:  Sector-Specific Reporting Tips General Best Practice Reporting Tips 2016 Updated National Guidebook Sector-specific reporting tips are new this year to help stewards identify the proper …

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Recycle BC announces recycling collection partners for City of Vancouver

Smithrite Disposal Ltd. selected to deliver residential curbside collection; Waste Management will provide recycling services to multi-family buildings Multi-Material BC (MMBC) has awarded its City of Vancouver curbside collection contract to Smithrite Disposal Ltd. Smithrite will provide weekly pick up of residential recycling for residents already receiving curbside service in Vancouver and the Musqueam Indian …

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2016 Guidebook and Steward Lists Now Available

The updated guidebook for steward reporting is now available here. The guidebook provides important guidance to help you prepare your steward report including definitions, methodologies, examples of materials included in each stewardship program and the national and provincial material lists. The guidebook is now located in a microsite where you will also find other helpful …

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Happy Holidays and Holiday Office Hours

Holiday Office Hours Please be advised of the hours of operation applicable to CSSA, MMBC, MMSW and SO offices during the holiday season: December 21st, 22nd & 23rd – regular office hours December 24th – office will close at 1:00 p.m (local time in BC, SK, ON) December 25th & 28th – office closed December …

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Sun Coast Recycle Drop Off accepting MMBC materials in Parksville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sun Coast Recycle Drop Off accepting MMBC materials in Parksville Vancouver, December 8, 2015—Starting today, Parksville and area residents can take their packaging and printed paper recyclables to Sun Coast Recycle Drop Off, without charge, as it joins the Multi-Material BC (MMBC) network of more than 200 depots. Sun Coast Recycle Drop …

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Multi-Material BC to take on responsibility for delivery of recycling services in City of Vancouver

On November 17, the City of Vancouver announced that it had made a decision to transition responsibility for recycling collection services to Multi-Material BC (MMBC) for single family curbside residences and multi-family buildings. This decision follows the publication last week of a report to the City’s Standing Committee on City Finance and Services that recommended Council …

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2015 Annual Report

Yesterday, Multi-Material BC (MMBC) released its first annual report, which is a requirement under the Recycling Regulation. The report contains information about the program’s performance in its first 7.5 months of operations (the 2015 report will contain a full year, but since the program launched in mid-May, the 2014 report covers launch to December 31, …

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MMBC exceeds recycling targets in first 7.5 months of operations

For immediate release: MMBC exceeds recycling targets in first 7.5 months of operations More than 116,000 tonnes of packaging and printed paper recovered from BC households in 2014 Vancouver, BC (July 1, 2015) – Multi-Material BC (MMBC), an independent, industry-led and financed non-profit organization created to manage residential packaging and printed paper recycling in British …

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