Holiday Recycling Info 2020

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2020 BC Recycling Hotline Holiday Hours

  • December 24: 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • December 25 - Jan 1: CLOSED
  • Jan 4 and on: 9:00am to 4:00pm

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This year, RCBC wants to help you get back to basics and make your holiday season both safe and ecofriendly. Feel free to share these tips on social media on how we can all keep cozy, busy, and merry!
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 Below you'll find tips for holiday waste reduction, ideas for ecofriendly gifts wraps, information on buying the right Christmas tree, and much more!

Christmas Lights Recycling
Have a pile of burned-out holiday lights? RCBC's can help you recycle old lights, choose new ones, and offer important tips for a safe and bright holiday season!

Download The Christmas Lights Guide

Real or Fake Christmas Tree
Still mulling over whether to go real or artificial for this year’s Christmas tree? RCBC has the scoop in helping you make the most eco-friendly choice. 

Download the Great Tree Debate

Live Christmas Tree Care
Buying a living Christmas tree is a popular choice for green consumers, but each tree is unique and requires special care. RCBC's here to provide you with tips to ensure your tree stays in tip-top shape throughout the holidays and beyond!

Download the Live Tree Guide

Green Gift Wraps Guide
Tape and ribbons and glittery gift wrap can be a huge part of holiday waste. Here are some green alternatives that will keep your presents looking festive without adding to the landfill!

Download the Green Gift Wrap Guide

2020 Tree Chipping Events by Regional District

1. Alberni-Clayoquot 10. Cowichan Valley   19. North Okanagan 
2. Bulkley-Nechako  11. East Kootenay 20. Northern Rockies 
3. Capital  12. Fraser Valley  21. Okanagan-Similkameen
4. Cariboo 13. Fraser-Fort George  22. Peace River
5. Central Coast  14. Metro Vancouver 23. qathet Regional District
6. Central Kootenay  15. Kitimat-Stikine 24. North Coast Regional District
7. Central Okanagan 16. Kootenay-Boundary   25. Squamish-Lillooet 
 8. Columbia-Shuswap  17. Mount Waddington   26. Sunshine Coast 
9. Comox Valley  18. Nanaimo  27. Thompson-Nicola 

Not sure which regional district you're in? Download the whole list and search for your area.

For more recycling info during the holidays, check out the Recyclepedia at

The Recyclepedia allows you to search drop-off sites for common household recyclables including paint, tires, computers, televisions and batteries to name a few!