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 2018, we answered over 215,000 questions on recycling, reuse, and general waste reduction information! 

Holiday Recycling Information 2019

RCBC wants to help you make this the greenest holiday season ever! Check out our holiday page regularly in December for the following information and more!

  • The Christmas Lights Recycling Guide
  • Real vs. Fake: The Great Tree Debate
  • The Live Tree Care Guide
  • The Green Gift Giving Guide
  • The Great Gift Wrap Guide
  • The Zero Waste Dinner Guide
  • Details on Tree Chipping Events Across BC

2019 Natural Decoration Tip

Packaging free Holiday Tips