Do you ever get a tad confused about what to recycle and where? I know I do. We’re going to tell you about some resources that may offer some guidance about recycling for BC residents.
Recycling packaging and paper products?
Recycle BC is a non-profit organization responsible for residential packaging and paper product recycling in BC. This means they make sure that packaging and paper from your home are collected, properly sorted, and responsibly recycled.
- Curious about what you can recycle? Hanging on to some glass containers and not totally sure where they go? On Recycle BC’s website, you can search for the material you want to recycle, or you can view a summary of accepted materials.
- Want to see some recycling guides for your area? Recycle BC is responsible for curbside recycling in some communities in BC. They have guides, FAQs, and depot locations available for those communities on their website.
- Questions? Contact Recycle BC for more information.
- Toll-Free: 1.855.875.3596
If you are looking for information on recycling material that is not packaging or paper product, the Recycling Council of BC has information on their website to help you. They also offer:
- A recycling hotline: You can call this live service for information about recycling, pollution prevention, waste avoidance, safe disposal options and regulations.
- Toll-Free: 1.800.667.4321
- Recyclepedia: an on-line searchable database of recycling drop-off locations across B.C. covering over 68 materials categories.
Even though recycling is not an area we oversee, we like to share a variety of information with BC consumers. If you want more information about what to recycle and where, please contact one of these organizations with the contact information you see above.
About Consumer Protection BC
We are responsible for regulating specific industries and certain consumer transactions in British Columbia. If your concern is captured under the laws we enforce, we will use the tools at our disposal to assist you. If we can’t help you directly, we will be happy to provide you with as much information as possible. Depending on your concern, another organization may be the ones to speak to; other times, court or legal assistance may be the best option. Explore our website at www.consumerprotectionbc.ca.