Plastic household items are not included in any of BC’s regulated recycling programs. Some municipal and regional landfills, transfer stations, and recycling facilities may accept certain types of plastics for recycling, independent of provincial programs.

Certain Metro Vancouver Recycling and Waste Centres accept residential quantities of bulky rigid plastics (Plastic Codes 2 & 5 including storage containers, patio furniture, toys, laundry baskets, trash and recycling bins, durable food storage containers, and reusable water bottles). Follow the link to see which plastics each facility accepts. 

Some private plastic recyclers accept plastic household items for recycling, usually at a cost. 

Visit RCBC’s Recyclepedia for drop-off options or contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline for all options available in your community.

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