Enter to Win: Share your recycling wins

Share your Recycling Wins! Recycle BC, in partnership with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, has launched a contest where BC residents can share photos and videos showing us how you recycle at home and in your community. Tag your posts using #RecycleBC on Twitter and Instagram, or enter on Facebook or at RecycleBC.ca. Share why you …

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MMBC Changes its Name to Recycle BC

New brand supports education mandate to encourage better recycling habits Multi-Material BC, the not-for-profit organization responsible for residential packaging and paper recycling throughout the province, has rebranded to Recycle BC. The clearly-defined name reflects an ongoing mandate to promote recycling best practices and the environmental benefits of recycling to residents through education. Launched as Multi-Material …

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Save the Date: MMBC Consultation – November 15 & 16, 2017

Multi-Material BC (MMBC) will be engaging stakeholders in a consultation process on the MMBC program. We’re excited to announce that the consultation event will take place on November 15 and 16, 2017 at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster.  Your feedback is extremely valuable and will assist us in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the MMBC program. In order …

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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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