What can I do with bubble wrap?

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Some recycling and solid waste facilities are temporarily closed, operating with reduced hours, or accepting a limited range of materials – please call ahead. Consider delaying your visit to facilities unless absolutely necessary by storing dry recyclables and other items at home temporarily.

If the bubble wrap is in reusable condition, we would recommend saving it for future use.  Otherwise, bubble wrap is included in a provincial recycling program for packaging and printed paper, under a category called "Other Flexible Plastic Packaging."  This program is managed by an organization called Recycle BC.  This category would include other non-food packaging as well, including plastic shipping envelopes and plastic air packets.  For a complete list of products included in the Recycle BC program for Other Flexible Plastic Packaging, please visit the Recycle BC website.

These plastics are not included in the curbside recycling program, but can be dropped off at a participating depot free of charge.  For a complete list of locations, visit the Recyclepedia or contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline.

Bubble wrap from commercial sources is not included in the Recycle BC program.  To see whether local options exist for commercial plastic recycling, please contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline.

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