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

Announcing the 2022 RCBC Environmental Awards Winners

RCBC 2022 Environmental Awards

Each year the Recycling Council of B.C. recognizes the valuable contribution that individuals and organizations make towards the preservation and protection of British Columbia's environment. We're delighted to announce the winners of this year's awards in the following categories:

  • Private Sector: Exchange-A-Blade
  • Public Sector: Meghan Ebueza, Regional District of Nanaimo
  • Non-Profit Sector: Ridge Meadows Recycling Society
  • Innovation: Encorp-Pacific (Return-It)
  • Youth Achievement: Fraser Basin Council Youth Program
  • The Brock Macdonald Award for Environmental Education, Communication, and Outreach: The Narwhal

Learn About Their Achievements HERE