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Update: With the current State of Emergency caused by recent heavy rains and flooding, there have been significant disruptions to recycling systems across BC. In the short-term, the collection of certain recyclables may be suspended due to issues around transportation, processing and storage.

RCBC is working to provide the latest updates on affected programs through the BC Recycling Hotline and Recyclepedia search engine. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this trying time.

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 20th Annual Waste Reduction Week in Canada!

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This October 18-24, RCBC is excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Waste Reduction Week in Canada! This year’s theme: Then - Now - Future. Join us as we reflect on the past two decades of waste reduction initiatives and look ahead at ways to strive towards a more circular future.