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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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CSSA Signatory Partner of Canada Plastics Pact

Our national partner, Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance Inc. (CSSA), is a Signatory Partner of the Canada Plastics Pact, working towards a common vision of a circular economy for plastic in which it never becomes waste or pollution. Launching today, the Canada Plastics Pact is a collaborative initiative that unifies businesses, NGOs, and government across Canada’s …

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Recycle BC 2019 Greenhouse Gas Emission Results

As part of our Program Plan commitment to program performance measurement and continuous improvement, Recycle BC now tracks and reports Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions of our program annually. In 2019, Recycle BC and its service providers measured their greenhouse gas emissions associated with residential waste paper and packaging recycling activities. These 2019 results create Recycle …

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Tis the Season for…Holiday Recycling!

The season of boxes, packaging, and gift wrap is quickly approaching. We want to to make sure you have the information you need to recycle right this season, so we’ve compiled a list of some common holiday packaging and paper, and where it can best be recycled – with paper, containers, or at the depot. …

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Meet Bearnice – recycling advocate, social media influencer, actor

From the verdant rainforest of the Pacific Northwest, Recycle BC is thrilled to welcome Bearnice to the team. A recycling advocate and nature enthusiast, Bearnice is also one of the brightest up-and-coming stars in Hollywood North. Just off a successful turn as our spokesbear in our Nature Notices campaign, Bearnice is focusing her talent for …

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A Solution for Halloween Packaging

Ghosts, goblins, witches, and – packaging? Unlike the usual spooky subjects, packaging doesn’t have to be scary because candy wrappers and other flexible plastic packaging can be returned to a Recycle BC depot or London Drugs location. Collection of other flexible plastic packaging provides a collection solution for many types of common food packaging, keeping …

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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. We’ve compiled some of our favourite Vancouver-area bike rides to help you enjoy the environment on two wheels. Whether you are an experienced road …

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