Welcome to the Recycling Council of British Columbia!

The Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) is Canada’s longest-serving recycling council established in 1974. As a registered charitable organization, our goal is to facilitate the exchange of ideas and knowledge that enable efficient solutions to eliminate waste.

Through our Recycling Hotline and Recyclepedia, we provide BC's most comprehensive source of information for the province's 17 Extended Producer Responsibility programs, curbside recycling systems, and other waste reduction/reuse options for products and materials British Columbians encounter every day. In 2019, we answered over 225,000 questions on recycling, reuse, and general waste reduction information! 

RCBC Updates

Thank you for supporting Waste Reduction Week 2020!

Waste Reduction Week 2020

Thank you for everyone's support of this year's Waste Reduction Week. We loved getting #BacktoBasics in our campaign to reemphasize the 3R's of Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle. Let's ensure going forward that every week continues to be Waste Reduction Week--Check out our resource page for case studies, inforgraphics, and graphics to keep the momentum alive!

The RCBC Recyclepedia Podcast Series

Listen to RCBC CEO Brock Macdonald in conversation with subject matter experts, industry innovators, thought leaders and other disruptors changing recycling, waste reduction, and product stewardship, towards a circular economy. Episodes cover topical matters on big-picture environmental issues that matter to you, as RCBC strives towards its vision of a world without waste.