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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Recycle BC Blue Star Awards

Recycle BC Blue Star Awards Recycle BC celebrates its five-year anniversary May 2019 and we recognize we didn’t create a successful EPR recycling program alone. We had great stakeholders and partners supporting us. To celebrate our five-year anniversary, Recycle BC founded the Blue Star Award to share recognition with those who best exemplify Recycle BC’s …

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The Ins and Outs of Easter Recycling

We know holidays are great times for family and friends to gather and celebrate. We also know that holidays can bring excess packaging into our homes. What you might not know is that most of this seasonal packaging can be recycled either at home or at a Recycle BC depot. Our infographic below shows which …

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New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

Recycle BC service partner, CSSA, sets commitments and endorses circular economy for plastics Recycle BC’s national service partner, Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA), is among more than 350 organizations worldwide to endorse the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment vision of a circular economy for plastics, where plastics never become waste. In addition to supporting CSSA’s endorsement, Recycle …

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What Happens To My Recycling: A Closer Look

Introduction: Recycle BC is responsible for residential packaging and paper recycling in BC. We ensure packaging and paper is collected from households, and recycling depots, processed and responsibly recycled. We service over 1.8 million households through curbside, multi-family and depot collection, including 98% of the population having access to depots and over 155 communities participating …

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Service Updates: Recycling Collection

Recycling collection has been affected by snow and weather conditions in some of the communities we service directly. View service updates for the City of Vancouver: RecycleBC.ca/Vancouver View service updates for the City of Coquitlam: RecycleBC.ca/Coquitlam   For communities not listed on our Community Collection page, please contact your municipality for service updates. Thank you …

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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 Recycling In’s and Out’s tip sheet in mind. There are many items that can be recycled like paper gift wrap, boxes, bags and cards right at home. For other items, …

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What’s included: Product vs. Packaging?

Do you often wonder why you can include plastic yogurt containers in your recycling bin, but not plastic toys? Or why you can include flyers and magazines, but not books? Recycle BC is responsible for residential packaging and paper recycling and collects material in accordance with Schedule 5 of the Province of BC’s Recycling Regulation. …

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Can I Recycle It: Plastic deodorant sticks?

In a growing market of personal hygiene products, the plastic deodorant stick has remained a constant on grocery and drug store shelves. As we all become more conscious about our plastic use, we’ve received more questions about this item. Admittedly, this can be a confusing item. While this packaging may seem easily recyclable, it comes …

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