Recycling storage tips while spending more time home

Circumstances have definitely changed over the past few weeks, and many of us have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and adapted accordingly. We are spending more time at home, consuming more of our meals at home, and possibly accumulating more packaging and paper recycling as a result. Meanwhile, in some communities, we are seeing some …

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What NOT to include in your recycling to prevent the spread of COVID-19

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and for the safety of our communities, which includes collection and sorting staff, please ensure medical waste and products like used tissues, disinfecting wipes, face masks and rubber gloves are not included in your recycling bins. Examples of these items are shown here: Recycling sorting staff manually remove …

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PARTICIPATE: What and Why do you recycle?

We want to hear from you about what packaging and paper you recycle. We are conducting a resident survey so we can better understand which specific accepted materials are not being setout or dropped off for collection, and why. This will help us identify present barriers and future opportunities to collect more Recycle BC program …

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Holiday Recycling Tips and Tricks

We’ve said it before (for multiple occasions) but it bears repeating: holidays often bring additional packaging and paper recycling compared to the rest of the year. Of course, you can rely on our infographic and webpage to refresh your material knowledge — but we’d like to share a few extra tips to help keep your …

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Recycle BC and CSSA’s progress on its plastic commitments released in New Global Commitment report

Recycle BC and its national service provider, Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA), are proud endorsers of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment’s common vision of a circular economy for plastics, where plastics never become waste. Today, the Global Commitment released its first progress report. CSSA and Recycle BC’s progress on their commitments can be found …

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5 common (but easy to avoid) recycling mistakes you’re probably making

As a BC resident, you’re part of North America’s best group of recyclers. (Good job!) And although that’s absolutely something to be proud of, there’s always room for improvement. Perhaps you’re an avid recycling enthusiast, maybe your landlord helps you with recycling, or perhaps you’ve never known whether you’ve been recycling correctly or not. When …

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Recycle BC’s response to CBC Marketplace

The people of British Columbia can be proud to live in a province that has the most advanced and integrated processes for the management of residential recycling of anywhere in Canada. It is a non-profit system that is studied and praised around the world and, in the face of incredibly challenging recycling markets the world …

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Recycle BC Welcomes New Communities To Its Curbside Recycling Program

Four additional communities have joined the Recycle BC program. The City of Merritt, District of Hope, District of Logan Lake, and District of Sechelt are the latest municipalities to join the Recycle BC residential packaging and paper recycling program as collection partners. Under the new partnerships, the curbside collection programs continue to be operated by …

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One Million Tonnes Collected In Five Years

Five years ago, Recycle BC began operation as the province’s recycling program responsible for residential packaging and paper product. In that time, we’ve expanded our service area throughout the province, increased the number of depots residents have access to, and set an example of how extended producer responsibility (EPR) can improve recycling systems. Recently, we …

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Recycle BC Calls on Public to Recycle Safe

Propane Canisters, Batteries, even Bullets – Recycle BC Calls on Public to Recycle Safe Vancouver – Recycle BC is sounding the alarm over the rising number of explosive and hazardous materials British Columbia residents are placing in the province’s residential packaging and paper recycling. BC’s major recycling collectors and processors have seen seven fires in …

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2018 Annual Report

In 2018, Recycle BC provided reliable and convenient packaging and paper recycling services in BC and continued to build and strengthen effective partnerships, lead new recycling initiatives, uphold program performance and maintain financial stability. View our 2018 Annual Report Report highlights: Over 183,900 tonnes of Recycle BC’s packaging and paper product was collected, amounting to a recovery …

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Prince George, join the fight against waste.

We want all residents to participate in their recycling program and put out container and paper recycling for collection. Every time we don’t recycle, we’re hurting our environment. We can all do our part and put recyclable containers and paper in the blue boxes. Other materials like plastic bags and overwrap, foam packaging and glass …

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced steps to address plastic pollution

On Monday in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Government of Canada will ban harmful single-use plastics and hold companies responsible for plastic waste. Read more about Prime Minister Trudeau’s announcement: https://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2019/06/10/government-canada-taking-action-reduce-plastic-pollution We’re fortunate in BC to lead the nation in recycling. George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, makes …

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Victoria Area Depot Update

Recycle BC is committed to the environment and ensuring residents have access to recycling drop-off locations for their packaging and paper, specifically plastic bags and overwrap, foam packaging and other flexible plastic packaging. There have been some changes to the Victoria area depot locations. The Victoria area has four depots, including two new locations, and …

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