Welcome to the Recycling Council of British Columbia!

Update: With the current State of Emergency caused by recent heavy rains and flooding, there have been significant disruptions to recycling systems across BC. In the short-term, the collection of certain recyclables may be suspended due to issues around transportation, processing and storage.

RCBC is working to provide the latest updates on affected programs through the BC Recycling Hotline and Recyclepedia search engine. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this trying time.

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! 

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RCBC Wishes You a Green Holiday Season!

RCBC Holiday Info 2021

2021-2022 BC Recycling Hotline Holiday Hours

  • December 24: 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • December 25 - Jan 2: CLOSED
  • Jan 3 and on: 9:00am to 4:00pm

The holidays are a favourite time of year for many, including the RCBC team! We have compiled graphics, guides, and educational resources to help you have a greener holiday season - tips on choosing between real and artificial Christmas trees, ideas for zero-waste gifts, information on recycling old Christmas lights, and much more!