RCBC Publications

Strategic Plan 2018-2023Policy Positions | Background Papers | Annual Reports | Muncipal Solid Waste Tracking Reports

Strategic Plan 2018-2023 

This document sets out a five-year strategic plan for the Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) for the years 2018 through 2023. The plan was developed by the RCBC Board of Directors in collaboration with the senior staff.

RCBC Strategic Plan 2018-2023

Policy Positions

Approved RCBC Public Policy Positions (Updated June 2020)

Comprehensive listing of RCBC's approved public policy positions on various issues from 1992 to present. (Archived positions here)

Background Papers

Disclaimer: RCBC reports reflect knowledge available at the time of writing and may no longer represent the most up-to-date information. 

Report on EPR Priorities A Report on EPR Priorities (Released October 1, 2019)

Summary: The Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) engaged in a multi-step initiative to gather feedback on current and future Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs in the Recycling Regulation. Stakeholders identified priority materials for EPR inclusion, suggested improvements and refinements in existing programs, and voiced a need for new solutions in waste diversion from the IC&I sector.

On the Road to Zero Waste: Priorities for Local Governments (Released: June 22, 2009)

Summary: This report provides guidance to municipal and regional governments across B.C. on the actions, tools and opportunities available to them to increase the 3Rs and move closer to achieving zero waste.

Examining the Waste-to-Energy Option  (Released: October 24, 2008)
Energy Recovery Policy Positions (Released: Feb 2010)

Summary: The Recycling Council of B.C. (RCBC) has produced a background paper which examines the waste-to-energy discussion within Metro Vancouver and, in particular, examines the proposal by Plasco Energy, since this company has provided one of the more detailed, serious and innovative proposals to Metro Vancouver.

Annual Reports   

2021-2022 Annual Report (Released June 15, 2022)
2020-2021 Annual Report
 (Released Nov 24, 2021)
2019-2020 Annual Report (Released June 10, 2020)
2018-2019 Annual Report (Released September 12, 2019)
2017-2018 Annual Report (Released May 30, 2018)
2016-2017 Annual Report (Released June 21, 2017)


B.C. Municipal Solid Waste Tracking Reports

The B.C. Ministry of Environment has been tracking progress in reducing the amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) requiring disposal by means of annual MSW Tracking Reports, containing data supplied by regional districts.

2006 Report
2003-2005 Report
Previous Reports 1997-2002