How do I recycle my milk and milk alternative containers?

The milk and milk substitute container recycling program is managed by Recycle BC. The program includes all types of milk and milk-substitute containers, including tetra packs, plastic jugs, and wax-coated gable top cartons. Through the Recycle BC program, many municipalities collect these containers through curbside recycling programs. In order for these containers to be accepted, they must be empty and rinsed. Caps and lids are also included, and should be separated from the container prior to recycling.

For communities that are currently not part of the Recycle BC program, there are recycling depots to drop off these containers for free recycling. To find out the guidelines in your community, or to find your nearest participating depot, visit the Recycle BC website or contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline.

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