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Our Favourite Bike Rides in the Vancouver Area

There’s nothing better than feeling the breeze on your face as you ride through the streets or trails, enjoying everything nature has to offer in our beautiful area of the world. September 28 – October 4 marks this year’s Bike to Work Week and we’re excited to be a partner. It might not actually be ‘work’ …

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How We Can Prevent Recycling Contamination

Contamination is a major obstacle in the recycling process. It occurs when material that is not accepted for recycling is put in recycling bins. There are many examples of contamination and they include: Material not accepted by Recycle BC Material that is not packaging or paper Material that can’t be recycled with current recycling technology …

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Performance Progress on New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

Recycle BC and its national service partner, 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 plastic …

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5 Tips to Recycle Hazardous Material Right

Are you tossing your cell phone and laptop batteries into your blue bin? How about lighters, propane or butane canisters? If yes—then potentially—you are causing explosions and fires at material recovery facilities and in collection vehicles, endangering the lives of BC’s recycling collectors and processors. Follow these expert tips to rethink what you recycle and …

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Collection Financial Incentive Consultation

Recycle BC is consulting on the proposed financial incentive rates for curbside, multi-family and depot packaging and paper collection. On July 7 and 8, 2020 Recycle BC held information webinars to provide an overview of the payment methodology for depot, curbside and multi-family collection. This included results of the cost study conducted in early 2020, …

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Recycle BC’s 2019 Annual Report

In 2019, Recycle BC provided reliable and convenient packaging and paper recycling services in British Columbia and continued to build and strengthen effective partnerships, lead new recycling initiatives and maintain financial stability. Recycle BC’s new Program Plan, which was approved in June 2019, establishes more ambitious recovery targets, expanded accessibility and reporting enhancements. The new …

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Recycling Depot Visit Do’s

As we resume elements of our regular daily routines, please remember businesses, including recycling depots, may have changed their process to ensure everyone’s safety. Many depots are limiting the number of visitors allowed inside, instituting traffic flow measures and requesting people maintain appropriate social distances during interactions to ensure they are complying with provincial orders. …

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Easy Ways to Manage Extra Plastic Bags

You may be finding yourself with an excess of plastic bags at home as a result of guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Health and safety concerns resulted in some changes to how some stores were able to accommodate customers using reusable bags, and in some cases caused an increase in single-use plastic bag use. …

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Recycle BC Resident Q&A

May 29, 2020 From @carmelynchimney: Can you recycle a glass candle holder that still has a bit of wax in the bottom? Answer: Glass and aluminum containers can be recycled but the wax has to be removed. An easy way to remove the wax is to scrape out the larger pieces with a spoon or, …

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Tips from the Recycle BC Team

Adjusting to spending more at home has inspired some creative recycling tips and tricks with BC residents. We loved hearing your stories and sharing them on our blog so much that the Recycle BC team wants to get in on the action. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be posting recycling stories and advice from our …

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Quick, Easy Crafts for Kids Using Your Recycling

During these times, some of us may find ourselves at home with the kids. They are lovely; it’s great to be able to spend so much time with them, but there’s no doubt that keeping them continually entertained can be a challenge. Many parents are likely constantly looking for project ideas to entertain the little …

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Re-use Ideas You Didn’t Think Of (And Some You Already Knew)

There are plenty of recycling re-use suggestions to choose from online, but how many things you can put into a glass jar before you run out of stuff and space? We’ve put together some re-use suggestions you might not have considered – and some you may already be putting into practice. These are just ideas …

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Recycle BC Home Tour By The Numbers

Recycle BC is launching a campaign encouraging British Columbians to use their time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to become better recyclers. The online campaign takes residents room-by-room and item-by-item, helping them identify the residential packaging and paper people are least likely to recycle, based on a survey of 1,000 residents. View recycling opportunities …

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Recycle BC invites residents to take a Recycling Home Tour during pandemic

Download the Recycle BC Home Tour media release Download the Recycle BC Home Tour backgrounder Page contents: Media release Backgrounder Media release Recycle BC is launching a campaign encouraging British Columbians to use their time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to become better recyclers. The online campaign takes residents room-by-room and item-by-item, helping them …

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Storage Tips from the pros – that’s you!

Keeping up with the Jonses shouldn’t be a focus, even at the best of times, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn a thing or two from our neighbours. We asked you to share your recycling tips, storage hacks, and experiences in managing your recycling now that we’re spending more time at home. We received …

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