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 2020, we answered over 247,000 questions on recycling, reuse, and general waste reduction information! 

RCBC Updates

The RCBC 2021 Circular Economy Conference (Online)

RCBC 2021 Conference Logo

RCBC is excited to announce its annual conference on the circular economy, taking place this year virtually from June 10-11. This year’s conference theme aims to focus on a set of 3R’s that is now on everyone’s minds: Refocus, Restart, Renew.

“We’re excited to leverage the advantages of a virtual platform to deliver engaging content and meaningful connections for conference attendees,” states RCBC executive director Lyndsay Poaps. “Thought-provoking speakers, global ideas, streamlined sessions, and plenty of networking opportunities—these are the elements the 2021 conference will provide.”

RCBC will announce the official program in the upcoming months, which will feature topics ranging from EPR programs, single-use items, compostable products, recycling communication, current trends in the recycling sector, and more.

Stay tuned for sponsorship opportunities and registration options. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at [email protected]

The RCBC Recyclepedia Podcast Series: Season 1

Listen to former 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.