Save the Date: MMBC Consultation – November 15 & 16, 2017

Multi-Material BC (MMBC) will be engaging stakeholders in a consultation process on the MMBC program. We’re excited to announce that the consultation event will take place on November 15 and 16, 2017 at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster.  Your feedback is extremely valuable and will assist us in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the MMBC program. In order …

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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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Ready to Report: Register for March 1st Steward Webinar

CSSA’s annual reporting webinar on Wednesday, March 1 will help stewards be Ready to Report for 2017. The webinar is useful for those who are new to reporting or just interested in refreshing their knowledge. Along with program updates, it provides an overview of the reporting process, best practices and other information that will make it …

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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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Recycle BC to Begin Recycling Collection in City of Vancouver

Study shows Vancouverites and millennials most likely to be ‘convenience recyclers’ Vancouver, B.C. – Starting October 3, 2016, the majority of Vancouver residents likely won’t be aware of a change happening at the curb and in their laneways: a transition of recycling collection services from the City of Vancouver to the not-for-profit, industry-funded organization Multi-Material …

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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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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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