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

RCBC Updates

Congratulations to our RCBC 2021 Environmental Awards Winners!

RCBC Environmental Awards Winner 2021

Each year the Recycling Council of B.C. recognizes the valuable contribution that individuals and organizations make towards the preservation and protection of British Columbia's environment. We're excited to celebrate this year's batch of well-deserving winners across five sectors and categories, along with a lifetime achievement award for former RCBC CEO Brock Macdonald. To learn about their accomplishments, please visit the awards page HERE.

Thank you for Attending the #RCBC2021 Circular Economy Conference!

7 Sessions. 20+Speakers. 1 Keynote on the Future of the Global Circular Economy.

Thank you to those who attended the 2021 RCBC Circular Economy Conference. Your keen participation and engagement with the speakers and the session topics throughout the two-day virtual event were highlights for the RCBC Conference team. We were glad we could bring government, non-profits, and businesses together to explore the future of zero waste and the circular economy--please stay tuned for future events.