Holiday Recycling Information 2017

2017 Recycling Hotline Holiday Hours

December 22: 9:00AM to 4:00PM

December 25 - January 1: CLOSED

January 2: Regular hours resume, weekdays from 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Advent Calendar | Infographics & Videos Tree Chipping

Advent Calendar

Each day from December 1st on, RCBC will be sharing a green tip until Christmas on our Twitter account (@RecyclingBC). Follow along and share your green tip with the hashtag #GreenAdvent!

RCBC Advent Calendar 2017

Day 1: Choosing a Tree Day 2: Recycling Old Lights  Day 3: Green Gifts
Day 4: LED Lights Day 5: Live Tree Care Day 6: Real Vs. Fake Tree
Day 7: Online Shopping Day 8 Day 9
Day 10 Day 11 Day 12
Day 13 Day 14 Day 15
Day 16 Day 17 Day 18
Day 19 Day 20 Day 21
Day 22 Day 23 Day 24

Infographics & Videos

RCBC wants to help you make this the greenest holiday ever! Below you'll find tips for holiday waste reduction, ideas for zero waste gifts and meals, and much much more. 

Christmas Lights Recycling
Have a pile of burned-out holiday lights? RCBC's can help you recycle old lights, pick new ones, and offer important tips for a safe and bright holiday season!


Real or Fake Christmas Tree
Still mulling over whether to go real or artificial for this year’s Christmas tree? RCBC’s put together some facts to help you make the most eco-friendly choice. 

INFOGRAPHIC | VIDEO (coming soon)

Live Christmas Tree Care
Buying a living Christmas tree is a popular choice for green consumers, but each tree is unique and requires special care. RCBC's here to provide you with tips and tricks to ensure your tree stays green all year long!

INFOGRAPHIC | VIDEO (coming soon)

Holiday Gift Giving Guide
Have trouble finding the perfect present for that special someone? This Holiday Gift Giving Guide can help you find a gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

INFOGRAPHIC | VIDEO (coming soon)

Green Gift Wraps Guide
Wrapping paper can be a huge part of holiday waste. Here are some alternatives to wrapping paper that will still keep gifts looking colourful and festive!

INFOGRAPHIC | VIDEO (coming soon)

Zero Waste Dinner Tips
Hosting Christmas or New Year's Eve at your place this year? RCBC's here to help you leave a smaller holiday footprint while saving you money and time!

INFOGRAPHIC | VIDEO (coming soon)

Tree Chipping Events by Regional District (Coming Soon)

1. Alberni-Clayoquot 10. Cowichan Valley   19. North Okanagan 
2. Bulkley-Nechako  11. East Kootenay 20. Northern Rockies 
3. Capital  12. Fraser Valley  21. Okanagan-Similkameen
4. Cariboo 13. Fraser-Fort George  22. Peace River
5. Central Coast  14. Metro Vancouver 23. Powell River 
6. Central Kootenay  15. Kitimat-Stikine 24. Skeena-Queen Charlotte
7. Central Okanagan 16. Kootenay-Boundary   25. Squamish-Lillooet 
 8. Columbia-Shuswap  17. Mount Waddington   26. Sunshine Coast 
9. Comox Valley  18. Nanaimo  27. Thompson-Nicola 

Not sure which regional district you're in? Download the whole list and search for your area. (Coming Soon)

For more recycling info during the holidays, check out the Recyclepedia at The Recyclepedia allows you to search drop-off sites for common household recyclables including paint, tires, computers, televisions and batteries to name a few!