Chilliwack Bottle Depot Now Accepting Packaging and Printed Paper

Residents in Chilliwack are now able to take their packaging and paper recyclables to Chilliwack Bottle Depot, without charge, as it joins the Multi-Material BC (MMBC) network of more than 200 depots. This depot provides an additional location to drop off glass and plastic bags as Chilliwack joins the MMBC program for curbside collection. Chilliwack …

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Four New Communities Join our Program

Welcome to the MMBC program, Kamloops, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission! We’re excited to announce these four communities will be joining 151 other communities in our packaging and paper recycling program. Chilliwack will join on March 1, followed by Kamloops, Abbotsford and Mission on April 3. By joining the MMBC program, these communities are able to reduce …

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Additional Crews Continue To Collect Recycling in Vancouver

Multi-Material BC (MMBC) continues to allocate additional resources to support collection, as more sub-zero temperatures are expected this week. In addition to Smithrite vehicles and crews working according to the standard schedule: Recycling trucks will be deployed the day after regular collection to access challenging areas. These rear-loading trucks are heavier, giving them increased traction in slippery …

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Update: City of Vancouver Recycling Service

  January 9: MMBC continues to have additional trucks and crews working this week to support recycling collection. An enhanced Smithrite fleet will collect the scheduled zone each day in all areas they can safely access. Additional crews will return over the following days to collect from difficult to access areas. If your recycling is not …

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Update: City of Vancouver Recycling Service

Multi-Material BC (MMBC) has extended its response to the atypical winter weather conditions  that have caused recycling service delays in some areas of Vancouver and thanks residents for their continued patience as crews work to ensure recycling is collected safely and efficiently. Emterra Environmental and Waste Control Services were brought in on Saturday December 31, …

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City of Vancouver Recycling Service

Due to atypical winter weather conditions there have been recycling service delays in many areas of Vancouver during the month of December. In order to support the dedicated efforts of Smithrite and their drivers during this challenging time, Multi-Material BC is continuing to work closely with the City of Vancouver to coordinate salting and sanding efforts. …

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Holiday Recycling Tips

  With the holidays upon us, there will be many materials that can be recycled over the season. Below is our holiday recycling guide to help determine if these common holiday items are accepted for recycling with packaging and printed paper.   Learn more about holiday recycling. For other materials, please view our material list or search what …

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Sort Before to Recycle More

Many communities throughout the province utilize what the recycling industry refers to as “multi-stream” collection containers. This means that residents sort paper, boxboard and cardboard and put them at the curb separately from metal and plastic packaging and other containers, such as hot and cold drink cups and soup or milk cartons. This differs from …

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Rethinking the Future of Plastics

Multi-Material BC has joined eleven other organizations from across the plastics value chain, including Unilever, Coca-Cola and Mars, as a participant in the New Plastics Economy. The New Plastics Economy is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and brings together key stakeholders to rethink and redesign the future of plastics, specifically plastic packaging. The New …

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Recycle BC Takes on Recycling Collection in the City of Vancouver

The majority of Vancouver residents likely won’t be aware of a change happening at the curb and in their laneways: a transition of recycling collection services from the City of Vancouver to Multi-Material BC. Residents can visit RecyclinginBC.ca/Vancouver for information on their collection schedules and to download the MMBC recycling guide.  Residents are also encouraged to download …

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Street recycling pilot program launches in Vancouver’s West End

Recycling in Vancouver’s West End just got easier! Today, Multi-Material BC, in partnership with the City of Vancouver, unveiled new on-street recycling stations to encourage residents and visitors to recycle packaging and paper.                         The recycling stations are part of a nine-month pilot project that …

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City of Pitt Meadows residents to receive glass recycling bins

On August 29, Multi-Material BC (MMBC) will take over residential packaging and printed paper recycling services in the City of Pitt Meadows. This will mean some changes for local residents. NEW SERVICE PROVIDER Smithrite Disposal Ltd. has been contracted to provide weekly pick up of residential recycling for residents living in single family homes, as …

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Recycling Plastic Bags Just Got Easier

For residents of Vancouver, recycling plastic bags, overwrap, and foam packaging just got a lot easier. Starting this long weekend, recycling these materials in Vancouver will be as simple as a trip to London Drugs. We have partnered with London Drugs to offer this convenient option for residents. Beginning August 1, the following materials will be …

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CELEBRATING TWO YEARS OF RECYCLING IN BC: TOP 5 WAYS RECYCLE BC IS LEADING THE WAY

Today, Thursday May 19, 2016, marks two years of operation for Multi-Material BC (MMBC). On behalf of member businesses, including retailers, restaurants, banks and other businesses that supply packaging and printed paper, MMBC oversees residential packaging and printed paper recycling throughout most of British Columbia. MMBC, through its collection partners, ensures household packaging and printed …

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