There have been some changes at your local Recycle BC depot.

We’ve combined all flexible plastics into one collection category for recycling! No more sorting plastic bags and overwrap from other flexible plastic packaging (crinkly wrappers, stand-up zipper-lock pouches, etc.). You can now collect and store all Flexible Plastics in one bag or container for your depot trip and drop it off in one convenient collection bin on site.

With this change, squishy cushion packaging (polyethylene foam) can now also be included with this collection category as it is compatible with the same recycling process.

Accepted Items

Recycle at Depot Only

Plastic Bags

Stand-up and zipper lock pouches

Crinkly wrappers and bags

Flexible packaging with plastic seal

Woven and net plastic bags

Non-food protective packaging

Recycling bags

Reusable plastic-only carry-out bags

Squishy cushion packaging blocks and sheets

Food storage, sandwich and freezer bags, vacuum seal bags

Plastic shrink wrap

Purchased gift bags, boxes

Reusable plastic curbside recycling bags

LDPE/HDPE plastic sheets

Bubble wrap

Not Accepted

Flexible Plastics

  • Items that are not packaging like
  • Long term heavy-duty storage containers like plastic totes
  • Plastic bags with cloth, rope, or ribbon handles
  • Carry-out bags with PVC/vinyl
  • Packaging labelled biodegradable, compostable, or oxo-degradable
  • Lumber or construction wrap
  • Items designed for disposal (e.g., garbage bags, compost/leaf bags)
  • Flexible 6-pack rings
  • Plastic squeeze tubes
  • Plastic-lined paper
  • Crinkly cellophane wrap for tea, floral arrangements, etc.

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