EPR Programs Summary

BC Used Oil Management Association Brewers Association of Canada | Canadian Battery AssociationCall 2 Recycle |  Electrical Equipment Manufacturers Association | Electronic Products Recycling Association | ElectroRecycle Small Appliance Recycling Program | Encorp Pacific (Canada) | Recycle BCHealth Products Stewardship Association | Major Appliance Recycling RoundtableOutdoor Power Equipment Institute of Canada | Product Care RecyclingRecycle My Cell | HRAI Thermostat Recycling ProgramThe TELUS Return and Recycle Program |  Tire Stewardship BC  

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BC Used Oil Management Association

The BC Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) is a collaborative, not-for-profit group assisted by oil and antifreeze manufacturers and first sellers of those same automotive products and parts. Our entire reason for being is to collect and recycle used lubricating oil, oil filters, oil containers, used antifreeze and antifreeze containers. 

Our goal is to provide British Columbians with an eco-friendly and cost-effective way to dispose of these materials. Each year, approximately 50 million litres of oil and 3 million litres of antifreeze are collected and responsibly managed through the BCUOMA program.

Find a Recycling Centre
Program Brochure
How to Clean Everything Campaign 

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BC Brewers’ Recycled Container Collection Council (BRCCC)

BC Brewers’ Recycled Container Collection Council (BRCCC) is responsible for the collection of refillable glass beer and cider bottles (which are returned to brewers for re-use), metal beverage alcohol cans (which are compacted for efficient processing) and their associated secondary packaging (cases, cartons, can rings, etc.).

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Canadian Battery Association 

The Canadian Battery Association (CBA) operates a Province-wide recycling network for consumer and industrial lead-acid batteries.  The CBA operates over 175 Return Collection Facilities in BC for consumer lead-acid batteries and 21 warehouse locations for the larger industrial lead-acid batteries.  Consumer lead-acid batteries should be returned to a retail location such as a Canadian Tire or Kal Tire store. For more information about the CBA and its National Stewardship Program for lead-acid batteries, go to www.canadianbatteryassociation.ca or contact the CBA at 250-216-3664.

Call 2 Recycle 

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Call2Recycle has been recycling rechargeable batteries and cell phones through a voluntary program in BC since 1997. As of July 1, 2010 they also began collecting non-rechargeable batteries such as alkaline, UPS and lithium. 

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Electronics Products Recycling Association

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Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) is a member based, not-for-profit association comprised of the major producers and retailers of electronic products in British Columbia. It is responsible to the Province for implementing and operating sustainable end-of-life solutions for BC's electronic waste. EPRA selected Encorp Pacific (Canada) as its Program Manager given its operational experience and established infrastructure. EPRA's electronics recycling program is delivered to the citizens of BC, by Encorp Pacific under the brand Return-It Electronics.

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ElectroRecycle - Small Appliance Recycling Program

ElectroRecycle is a small appliance recycling program that accepts over 120 products, ranging in size from toasters and electric toothbrushes to countertop microwaves and vacuum cleaners. ElectroRecycle is run by the Canadian Electrical Stewardship Association (CESA) and managed by Product Care Recycling.

ElectroRecycle Recycling Depot Locations

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Encorp Pacific Canada

Encorp is a not-for-profit stewardship corporation that aims to develop and manage a consumer-friendly and cost-effective system to recover non-alcohol beverage containers from consumers.

Return-It Locations 
Return-It Beverage Program

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Health Products Stewardship Association

HPSA 2022

The Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) was formed to respond to government and environmental issues relating to the efficient collection and safe disposal of leftover medicines returned by the public in provinces having regulations requiring industry stewardship programs.

Participating Pharmacies
Program Brochure 

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Recycle BC 

Recycle BC is a non-profit organization responsible for residential and printed paper recycling throught BC. Recycle BC ensures household materials are collected, sorted and responsibly recycled. Recycle BC is funded by over 1,200 businesses that supply packaging and printed paper to BC residents. For more information visit RecycleBC.ca

Recycle BC Info for Residents 

Recycle BC Info for Member Businesses

Recycle BC Info for Collectors

Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable 


The Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable (MARR) is a not-for-profit stewardship agency created to implement and operate a stewardship plan for end-of-life major household appliances in the province of British Columbia (BC) on behalf of the major appliance "producers" who are obligated under the BC Recycling Regulation. The stewardship plan was developed jointly by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers Canada (AHAM Canada) and Retail Council of Canada (RCC) in response to the requirements of the BC Recycling Regulation.

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute of Canada

The OPEIC Recycling Program is a recycling pr ogram for electrical outdoor power equipment, ranging from lawn mowers to grass trimmers, chain saws and pressure washers. The program is run by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute of Canada (OPEIC) and managed by Product Care Association.

OPEIC Recycling Depot Locations

Product Care Recycling

Product Care Recycling

Product Care Recycling believes reducing waste is the key to our future. That's why they recycle environmentally harmful products like lightbulbs, smoke alarms, and paint at free drop-off locations across the country. Together, they know we can reduce our waste and protect our planet. Join them in creating a healthy and vibrant planet for future generations!

Product Care Depots - paints, flammable liquids, pesticides, smoke/CO alarms, lighting and lighting fixtures, power tools, and outdoor power equipment.

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Recycle My Cell 

Recycle My Cell was created and is maintained by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association. CWTA is the authority on wireless issues, developments and trends in Canada. It represents cellular, PCS, messaging, mobile radio, fixed wireless and mobile satellite service providers as well as companies that develop and produce products for the industry. 

Drop off Locations 
Instructions for Clearing Personal Information 

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Thermostat Recovery Program (TRP)


A stewardship plan for thermostats was approved by the Ministry of Environment in February 2010. The plan was submitted by the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating. The plan builds on the program infrastructure of the existing Thermostat Recovery Program (TRP) fully managed by the HRAI.  

Thermostat Recycling Drop-off Locations

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The TELUS Return and Recycle Program


Since 2005 TELUS has been collecting used mobile handsets and accessories for recycling through its Return & Recycle Program. In July 2010, TELUS added wireline telecommunication equipment to the list of accepted items. The goal of the TELUS Return & Recycle program is to divert as many phones and accessories as possible from Canadian landfills and ensures that hazardous components of phones and accessories are disposed of in a responsible manner.

Please visit the TELUS website for more details.

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Tire Stewardship BC

Tire Stewardship BC is a not-for-profit organization formed to manage the scrap tire recycling program on behalf of tire retailers in the province. 

Drop-Off Locations

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