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November 19, 2021, 12:03 pm

Recycle BC Issues Statement Regarding Material Collection Suspension

Recycle BC
NORTH VANCOUVER - Recycle BC has released the following statement outlining temporary changes to its recycling programs.

"The flooding some regions of BC are experiencing is unprecedented. Our hearts are with everyone affected. We hope everyone stays safe.

Due to the unprecedented flooding event, we are making a temporary change to collection of some Recycle BC materials. Starting Monday, November 22 we are:
  • Suspending collection of non-deposit glass bottles and jars and foam packaging (white and coloured) from Recycle BC depots.
  • Suspending collection of all glass bottles and jars from curbside and multi-family

Please do not take these materials to a depot or set out for curbside or multi-family collection. If possible, hold on to your glass and foam packaging and set out or drop off later, once collection of these materials resumes.

With transportation corridors compromised due to road closures, and our primary glass end market currently under water, we cannot move glass from receiving facilities to our glass end markets. In addition, the flooding has affected the availability of trucks for hauling materials, further compounding these challenges.

At this time, we will continue to collect and receive paper, cardboard, containers and soft plastics – materials that can be baled and stored at receiving facilities in a more compact manner. Managing materials responsibly continues to be a priority for us. We will work with all partners to ensure we handle all materials as effectively as possible during this emergency.

The situation is evolving rapidly, so we do not yet know how long this change will be required. We will provide updates as we have more information.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Residents that receive curbside or multi-family service directly from Recycle BC and our applicable contractor can get more information here:

Anmore, Village of
Central Kootenay, Regional District of
Coquitlam, City of
Kootenay Boundary, Regional District of (Boundary)
Kootenay Boundary, Regional District of (Kootenay)
Langley, City of
North Okanagan
North Vancouver, City of
North Vancouver, District of
Pitt Meadows, City of
Prince George, City of
Quesnel, City of
Revelstoke, City of
University Endowment Lands
Vancouver, City of
West Vancouver, District of
(CivicInfo BC editor's note: list has been edited to appear in alphabetical order, by name of community.)

For other communities, please contact your local government or recycling service provider."

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