Holiday Recycling Information 2016

2016 Recycling Hotline Holiday Hours

December 23: 9:00AM to 1:00PM

December 24 - January 1: CLOSED

January 2: Regular hours resume, weekdays from 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Media Release: RCBC’s green holiday resources cover gift ideas, meals, holiday lights, Christmas trees, and more!

RCBC wants to help you make this the greenest holiday ever!

Below you'll find tips for holiday waste reduction, ideas for zero waste gifts and meals, local tree chipping events and much more! 

Christmas Lights Recycling
Have a pile of burned-out holiday lights? Replacing your old lights with new, more energy-efficient options? RCBC's here to help you recycle old lights, pick new ones, and offer important tips for a safe and bright holiday season!  

Real or Fake Christmas Tree
Still mulling over whether to go real or artificial for this year’s Christmas tree? RCBC’s put together some facts to help residents make the most eco-friendly choice.

Live Christmas Tree Care
Buying a living Christmas tree is a popular choice for green consumers, but each tree is unique and requires special care. RCBC's here to provide you with some tips!

Holiday Gift Giving Guide
Have trouble finding that perfect present for that special someone? Let this Holiday Gift Giving Guide help you find a gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

Green Gift Wraps Guide
Wrapping paper is a huge part of holiday waste. Here are some alternatives to wrapping paper that keep gifts looking colourful and festive!

Holiday Gift Coupon Ideas
Redeemable by best sisters, dear spouses, and all around awesome parents.

Zero Waste Dinner Tips
This year, RCBC is here to help you leave a smaller holiday footprint on the earth by providing a few simple eco-ideas for your Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinners.  This stuff is easy to do and may even save you money!

Tree Chipping Events by Regional District

1. Alberni-Clayoquot 10. Cowichan Valley   19. North Okanagan 
2. Bulkley-Nechako  11. East Kootenay 20. Northern Rockies 
3. Capital  12. Fraser Valley  21. Okanagan-Similkameen
4. Cariboo 13. Fraser-Fort George  22. Peace River
5. Central Coast  14. Metro Vancouver 23. Powell River 
6. Central Kootenay  15. Kitimat-Stikine 24. Skeena-Queen Charlotte
7. Central Okanagan 16. Kootenay-Boundary   25. Squamish-Lillooet 
 8. Columbia-Shuswap  17. Mount Waddington   26. Sunshine Coast 
9. Comox Valley  18. Nanaimo  27. Thompson-Nicola 

Not sure which regional district you're in? Download the whole list and search for your area.

For more recycling info during the holidays, check out the 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!