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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 2020, we answered over 247,000 questions on recycling, reuse, and general waste reduction information! 

RCBC Updates

RCBC mourns the loss of Brock MacDonald

Brock Macdonald, former Executive Director of RCBC

A message from Ken Ingram, Board Chair

It is with a heavy heart that I write today to inform you about Brock Macdonald’s passing on Friday July 1, 2022. 

Brock was not only a big part of the RCBC family, he was primarily responsible for creating the varied and committed zero waste community that is our membership today. Brock came to RCBC in 2003 as our first Director of Communications after an early career in journalism. He became Executive Director in 2006 and it is in this role that many of you will have come to know him over the years. He retired in 2020, due to failing health.

Brock’s defining characteristic was his ability to build relationships with just about anyone. He was as Canadian as it gets. Whether he agreed with your position or not, Brock believed there was always room for an amiable discussion, and on occasion those discussions were accompanied by a quality beer. Brock’s years at the helm of RCBC saw some of our organization's best achievements in the areas of partnership, policy development, and building community. It is a testament to Brock's 17 years with us that we have such a valuable legacy of programs and projects to point to that moved us all closer to 'a world without waste'.

On behalf of the RCBC Board and members, I extend our deepest condolences to Brock’s wife Terri and their two children Kristina and Matt, who are all experiencing a most devastating loss. We at RCBC are grateful to have known and worked with Brock. We will never forget his sense of humour, his capacity for storytelling, the way his face lit up when he found a creative solution to a gnarly challenge, his love for hockey and anything fast on wheels, and his warm and enduring friendship. 

We are gathering up memories of Brock from his RCBC family to share with Terri, Kristina and Matt. If you have a memory, a favourite story to tell or condolences to express, please email condolences{at}rcbc.ca and we will ensure your thoughts are included.

Sincerely,

Ken Ingram