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 2019, we answered over 225,000 questions on recycling, reuse, and general waste reduction information! 

RCBC Updates

Seasons Greetings From RCBC!

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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

After a turbulent year, RCBC wants to help you get back to basics and make your holiday season both safe and ecofriendly. Check out our resources page for social sharables for staying cozy and keeping busy, infographics on reducing waste, and tree chipping events set to take place in the last weeks of December and beyond!

The RCBC Recyclepedia Podcast Series: Season 1

Listen to former RCBC CEO Brock Macdonald in conversation with subject matter experts, industry innovators, thought leaders and other disruptors changing recycling, waste reduction, and product stewardship, towards a circular economy. Episodes cover topical matters on big-picture environmental issues that matter to you, as RCBC strives towards its vision of a world without waste.