District of Squamish joins Recycle BC residential recycling program

Squamish: The District of Squamish has become the latest municipality to join the Recycle BC residential packaging and paper recycling program as a collection partner. Under the new partnership, the current curbside collection program will continue to be operated by the District but the collected materials will be managed by Recycle BC. Squamish residents who are …

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New Garbage and Recycling Schedule Coming to Coquitlam

Coquitlam: In an effort to help minimize wildlife conflicts, the recycling, garbage, and green bin collection schedule will change effective Monday, March 12. The revised schedule splits collection zones into morning and afternoon collection. Morning collection zones, which have been identified as wildlife-prone areas including Burke Mountain, Westwood Plateau, Eagle Ridge, Ranch Park and Chineside, …

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City of Vancouver Recycling Collection

Recycling Collection, February 23: Due to weather conditions, Recycle BC’s contractor, Smithrite, experienced snowy conditions Thursday and Friday which affected recycling collection. If your blue box/bag were not collected as scheduled, please bring in your recycling and set it out on your next scheduled collection day. There is no limit to the amount of recycling …

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City of Powell River Joins Recycle BC Program

Beginning in February 2018, the City of Powell River will be joining Recycle BC’s residential packaging and paper recycling program. The City will receive incentives to continue to collect recycling material, including packaging and paper from Powell River residents. Recycle BC is responsible for residential packaging and paper recycling across British Columbia. Recycle BC works …

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Boxing Day

Vancouver is Awesome is on a quest to uncover some unusual and (hopefully) interesting facts about the City of Vancouver. Today’s post is about Boxing Day, and relevant to the entire province. How did it get its name? Is it a shopping holiday all over the world? How much shopping is actually done? Has online shopping taken …

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Town of Comox and Recycle BC partner on expanded blue box program

Comox residents can now recycle even more paper and product packaging at their curbside, thanks to a new partnership between The Town of Comox and Recycle BC. New material acceptable in Comox blue boxes includes empty aerosol cans, “TetraPak” boxes for soups and sauces, milk cartons, frozen dessert boxes, plastic clamshells for baked goods, plastic …

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What is contamination?

You may have heard the term before, but what exactly is contamination in the context of residential recycling? Simply put, contamination is material that is not accepted for collection in Recycle BC’s curbside or multi-family packaging and paper collection program. Contamination, in this context can include one or more of the following examples: Material that …

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Recycle Holiday Packaging

Looking to recycle your holiday materials? Check our holiday recycling page to view a quick reference guide or use the search tool to search how to properly dispose of items.

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BC London Drugs Stores Accepting Plastic Bags and Foam Packaging

November 1, 2017 – Starting today, recycling plastic bags, plastic overwrap and foam packaging in Penticton, Kamloops, Kelowna, West Kelowna, Prince George, Gibsons and Squamish will be as simple as a trip to London Drugs. Recycle BC is partnering with London Drugs to offer this convenient option for residents to bring these materials to their …

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Streetscape 2016/2017 Pilot Project Report Now Available

Recycle BC, in partnership with the City of Vancouver, conducted a nine-month on-street recycling pilot project to encourage residents and visitors to recycle packaging and paper. The pilot project launched in August 2016 and ran until May 2017. The recycling stations are in 31 locations in Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood and Second Beach in Stanley Park. Read …

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Recycling Plastic Bags Gets Easier in Lower Mainland

Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver and West Vancouver London Drugs Stores join province-wide recycling program North Vancouver, B.C. – Starting today, recycling plastic bags, plastic overwrap and foam packaging in Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver and West Vancouver will be as simple as a trip to London Drugs. Recycle …

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Allen Langdon, Recycle BC Managing Director, wins “Lighting the Way Award”

The annual U.S. Product Stewardship Forum acknowledges the contributions of company leaders who have implemented successful and progressive stewardship programs and policies. At the 2017 forum held in Boston, Allen Langdon, our Managing Director, was awarded the “Lighting the Way Award” for running one of the best extended producer responsibility programs in the world. Allen has …

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Comox Return Centre Expands Accepted Material

Residents in Comox are now able to take their packaging and paper recyclables to the Comox Return Centre, without charge, as it joins the Recycle BC network of more than 200 depots. Comox Return Centre, located at 678 Anderton Road in Comox, accepts all materials in Recycle BC’s residential packaging and paper recycling program, including …

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