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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 …

Enter to Win: Share your recycling wins

Share your Recycling Wins! Recycle BC, in partnership with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, has launched a contest where BC residents can share photos and videos showing us how you recycle at home and in your community. Tag your posts using #RecycleBC on Twitter and Instagram, or enter on Facebook or at RecycleBC.ca. Share why you …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Four New Communities Join our Program

Welcome to the MMBC program, Kamloops, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission! We’re excited to announce these four communities will be joining 151 other communities in our packaging and paper recycling program. Chilliwack will join on March 1, followed by Kamloops, Abbotsford and Mission on April 3. By joining the MMBC program, these communities are able to reduce …

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 …

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 …

Additional Crews Continue To Collect Recycling in Vancouver

Multi-Material BC (MMBC) continues to allocate additional resources to support collection, as more sub-zero temperatures are expected this week. In addition to Smithrite vehicles and crews working according to the standard schedule: Recycling trucks will be deployed the day after regular collection to access challenging areas. These rear-loading trucks are heavier, giving them increased traction in slippery …

Update: City of Vancouver Recycling Service

  January 9: MMBC continues to have additional trucks and crews working this week to support recycling collection. An enhanced Smithrite fleet will collect the scheduled zone each day in all areas they can safely access. Additional crews will return over the following days to collect from difficult to access areas. If your recycling is not …