What can I do with my plastic bags and plastic overwrap? (Bonus Video)

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Some recycling and solid waste facilities are temporarily closed, operating with reduced hours, or accepting a limited range of materials – please call ahead. Consider delaying your visit to facilities unless absolutely necessary by storing dry recyclables and other items at home temporarily.

Plastic bags and overwrap are included in a province-wide recycling program under Recycle BC. Included in this program are grocery and shopping bags, outer wrap for flats of beverage containers and diapers, garden product bags, and many more. For a complete list, visit the Recycle BC website. These items can be dropped off free of charge at a number of depot locations across the province. To locate your nearest depot, contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline or visit the Recycle BC website. These items, once recycled, are turned into new plastic bags, plastic pallets, containers, or plastic decking material.

This program only includes plastic bags and overwrap from residents, and does not include material from industry or commercial businesses. To see whether local options exist for commercial plastic recycling, contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline.

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