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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Often called Orange Shirt Day, inspired by Phyllis Webstad’s personal story shared in 2013, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Actions we take today – whether observing what September 30 signifies, attending an event, or donating resources to Indigenous organizations and charities – are the first step toward reconciliation. Having a …

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Packing Lean and Leaving Clean Overnight

The payoff of an overnight camping trip is sleeping under the stars here in beautiful BC. How you prepare for your night out in nature is where you can really shine. An overnight camping trip requires smart planning – including how you will dispose of your recyclables and waste. Learn how to pack lean and …

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Clean Camping for Kids – Responsible Recreation for Your Family

Our last post featured a step-by-step guide on how to separate and store your recyclables — this week is about showing the next generation of campers that responsible recreation and recycling is fun for the whole family, and important for preserving the environment. By teaching kids to pack lean and leave clean, you’re ensuring that …

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How to Separate and Store Recyclables

In our last post, we talked about packing lean to reduce your use and lighten your impact on the environment when you’re out enjoying the beautiful landscapes of our province. This week, we have tips for you to leave clean.. Leaving nature the way you found it means preserving our outdoor spaces for decades to …

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Prepare Before You Get There – Tips and Tricks for Packing Lean

This summer camping season in BC, learn how to pack lean and practice responsible outdoor recreation. Responsible recreation means trying to preserve our environment when we spend time in nature, so our parks and outdoor spaces can be enjoyed by everyone for decades to come. Many campers and outdoor adventure-seekers can tell you that the …

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Recycle BC joins Canada Plastics Pact

We are excited to join the Canada Plastics Pact as an Implementation Partner. As Canada’s first fully producer funded and managed extended producer responsibility program for residential packaging and paper, we are proud to play an essential role in supporting the responsible management of plastic packaging through the value chain. Through this partnership, we will …

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Soft Plastic Collection Events

  This summer Recycle BC is hosting a number of soft plastics collection events around BC! Join us as we aim to keep plastic bags, plastic overwrap, stand-up zipper lock pouches, crinkly wrappers and bags, plastic net bags, and other flexible plastic packaging out of the landfill. Bring the following soft plastics to our team: …

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Pack Lean, Leave Clean

Summer is camping season in BC, and whether you are escaping the city for the day or sleeping under the stars, we are encouraging everyone to leave nature the way they found it with tips to Pack Lean, Leave Clean. Pack Lean, Leave Clean shares information about recycling camping packaging, specifically soft plastics. We want …

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Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022

We are honoured to celebrate and collaborate with First Nations communities throughout the year. In British Columbia, various recycling programs are responsible for the collection and management of materials ranging from residential packaging and paper collected by Recycle BC to non-rechargeable batteries, to tires. Nine of these programs, including Recycle BC, came together in 2018 …

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How to Recycle Plastic Plant Pots

Celebrating Mother’s Day can include gifts or a nice brunch, but it’s most often celebrated with fresh, spring flowers. This past weekend is one of the busiest times of year for the purchase of potted plants and hopefully those plants will last for years to come. The plastic plant pots your new blooms arrive in, …

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Meet the Extended Team

By now, you’ve seen the stars of our Recycle Right campaign spreading our message of conscientious clean-up and environmental awareness. Yes, some of the scenarios our models posed for are exaggerated for the camera but being the pros they are, each of them took on the challenge of communicating a simple but effective message: Recycle …

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Milk and Plant-Based Beverage Containers Join Deposit System Feb 1

Starting on February 1, 2022 milk and plant-based beverage containers will be part of the BC deposit program. This means a 10c deposit will be charged on “ready to drink” milk and plant-based beverages, like oat milk, soy milk or almond milk. Residents can receive the deposit refund when the container is returned to a …

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Tips for Winter Weather Conditions

Over the past year, Mother Nature has put us all through her test of extreme weather. From heat domes to wildfires to atmospheric rivers to significant snow events – all these weather conditions can cause challenges for recycling collection. Most recently, many parts of BC are covered in a blanket of beautiful, white, slippery snow. …

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How You Can Reduce and Re-Use During the Holidays

Every year during the holidays, our homes generally have an increase in leftover packaging and paper from gifts, meals with loved ones, or decorations to make our homes festive and bright. Most of this material can be set out on your recycling collection day, or returned to a depot, and our Holiday Recycling Guide is …

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Material Collection Suspension – Glass bottles and jars and foam packaging

January 5: All depots and drop-off locations have resumed collection of foam packaging. December 23: We are pleased that we are now able to resume collection of foam packaging at depots province-wide, effective Monday December 27. This lifts the final remaining collection suspension, which affected glass bottles and jars and foam packaging over the past month. …

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