Holiday Recycling Info 2019

 Infographics & Resources Tree Chipping

2019 BC Recycling Hotline Holiday Hours

  • December 24: 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • December 25 - Jan 1: CLOSED
  • Jan 2 and on: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Infographics & Resources

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, and much much more. 

Christmas Lights Recycling
Have a pile of burned-out holiday lights? RCBC's can help you recycle old lights, pick new ones, and offer important tips for a safe and bright holiday season!

Download The Christmas Lights Guide 

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 you make the most eco-friendly choice. 

Download the Great Tree Debate 

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 tips and tricks to ensure your tree stays green all year long!

Download the Live Tree Guide 

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

Download the Holiday Gift Giving Guide

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

Download the Green Gift Wrap Guide 

Zero Waste Dinner Tips
Hosting Christmas or New Year's Eve at your place this year? RCBC's here to help you leave a smaller holiday footprint while saving you money and time!

Download The Zero Waste Dinner Guide

2019-2020 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. qathet Regional District
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!