Holiday Recycling Information 2013

RCBC wants to help you make it a 'green' holiday season. Here you'll find information on holiday waste reduction, tips for zero waste gifts and dinners, tree chipping details and much more!

Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Great Christmas Tree Debate
Christmas Light Recycling Live Potted Christmas Tree
Holiday Waste Reduction Christmas Gift Coupons
Landfill and Transfer Station Hours 12 Days of Christmas Gifts
Curbside Collection Interruptions

Recycling Hotline Hours

December 24, 2013 our office will close at 12 pm.
December 25-27, 2013
 and January 1 our office will be closed.
January 2, 2014 the Recycling Hotline will resume regular operating hours of Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.

For recycling options during the holidays, please remember to check our Recyclepedia at The Recyclepedia allows you to search drop-off sites for common household recyclables including paint, tires, computers, televisions and batteries to name a few!

Information Specific to Your Area

Click here to find holiday changes in your area for:

Holiday Tips

Christmas Gift Coupons

Looking for a gift that's low on waste but full of holiday cheer? Download our Christmas gift coupons for family, friends or that special someone!

Great Christmas Tree Debate

Natural or plastic? Find out which type of tree is better for the holidays.

Live Potted Christmas Tree   

Purchasing a living potted tree for the holidays? Click here for tips on purchasing a live tree and care information.

12 Days of Christmas

For ideas on how to give gifts with the earth in mind this holiday season, from organic clothing to handcrafted wooden jewelry!

Holiday Waste Reduction

Celebrate the season with a small environmental footprint. Here are tips on creating less waste this holiday season

The Waste-Less Holiday Meal

This year, your Holiday dinner can be both fabulous and earth friendly! Here are tips on hosting an eco-friendly holiday meal.

Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap

From making your own gift bags to the ancient Japanese art of Furoshiki wrapping, check out our alternatives to traditional gift wrap

Christmas Light Recycling 

Did you know that you can recycle Christmas light strings? They're included in the LightRecycle program as fixtures and can be dropped off at many locations across B.C.  Click here to find the recycling location nearest you.