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Get your outdoor entertaining items sorted

Many of us have been able to take advantage of this year’s outdoor season in BC – whether camping or just enjoying some quality backyard time. With our annual dose of the outdoors, good food, and quality time with family and friends also comes the usual camping and entertaining waste. And we’re here to help …

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Recycle BC Expands Membership of Board of Directors

Recycle BC is pleased to announce the expansion of its Board of Directors with the appointment of three new members on Thursday, August 19, 2021. The new directors include individuals from the retail, restaurant and grocery industries in Western Canada. The new directors are: Robyn Collver – Senior Vice President, Regulatory & Chief Sustainability Officer, …

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Performance Progress on New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

Recycle BC and its national service provider, Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA), are proud endorsers of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and its vision of a circular economy for plastics, where plastics never become waste. Recycle BC committed to achieve format-specific plastic targets and is pleased to report year-over-year progress in …

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Recycle BC 2020 Annual Report

In March, 2020, Recycle BC, along with its supply chain partners, quickly adapted to the new COVID-19 health and safety protocols to provide on-going delivery of recycling services to BC residents. Spending more time at home in 2020, residents placed a greater volume of material in recycling bins, bags and depots resulting in a significant …

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Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today, on the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, and every day, we celebrate the heritage, cultures and achievements of Indigenous Peoples. Recycle BC is proud to be a part of the First Nations Recycling Initiative, supporting recycling in First Nations communities throughout British Columbia. In BC, recycling programs are managed by a number …

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Go by Bike Week: Get Involved

You may have heard of Bike to Work Week. Well, this year, the same great event is back! But since we may not be going to a workplace the same way we once did, we’re excited to participate in Go by Bike Week! The best part? You can participate too! There are a lot of …

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Bin Full Before Collection Day?

It’s a couple of days before collection day and your recycling bin is looking pretty full – what to do? If that’s a common occurrence for you, especially now that many of us are staying home more, here are some tips: 1. Compact your materials If materials are big, bulky and full of air, try …

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Coffee and Recycling

You might say the best part of waking up is a tasty cup of coffee and the Recycle BC team agrees – as long as recycling is part of your daily routine. Coffee is a staple in many homes which can add more packaging to your recycling count for the week. Even if you’re dedicated …

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Clean Up Advice for Your Next Picnic

The “outdoor hang” quickly became the social event of BC’s summer in 2020 but did you manage the clean up when it was time to go home? The spring weather is arriving, which often means planning safe, outdoor hangouts and picnics to take advantage of living in beautiful BC. Last year, many of us adopted …

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Other Flexible Plastic Packaging Research and Development

Recycle BC has been collecting a new type of material, Other Flexible Plastic Packaging (OFPP), at all our depot locations since January 2019, as part of a research and development (R&D) project. Our key objective is to determine how we can best manage this material to recycle some, if not all, of this type of …

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What happens to my recycling?

Many materials that are used to package your favourite consumer products can be recycled again and again. From your shopping basket, to your blue box or cart, and back to your shopping basket, what happens to your recycling?   Step 1: Collected at curbside, multi-family dwellings, or depots When you set your materials out at …

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Refine your packaging and paper recycling routine with Recycle BC

We know that British Columbians are good recyclers. In 2019, Recycle BC collected 78% of the material businesses reported they supplied to BC residents, or 185,692 tonnes of residential packaging and paper. We achieved this with your participation – when you set your material out for curbside pickup, recycle in your building’s collection carts, or …

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Valentine’s Day Recycling In’s and Out’s

Love is in the air — and recycling is piling up! When you’re picking up something special for your valentine this year, keep our handy Valentine’s Day Ins and Outs tip sheet in mind. This year, we have the coveted endorsement from local recycling influencer, Bearnice – welcome back! There are many items that can …

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What should I do with delivery packaging?

Over the past year, delivery packaging has increased for many BC residents. Whether it’s from take-out, online shopping, or grocery orders, it seemed there was no shortage of boxes, bags, and envelopes of all shapes and sizes. While it can feel overwhelming, especially if you’re not used to the extra volume of material, there are …

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