Program Overview

Learn more about MMBC’s packaging and printed paper recycling program


What Can Be Recycled?

Find out what you can recycle in your area


What happens to my recycling?

Find out what happens to your recycling after it's left out at curbside or brought to a depot.


MMBC Program

Under the BC Recycling Regulation, businesses that supply packaging and printed paper are now responsible for the cost of collecting, sorting and recycling these materials. Multi-Material BC (MMBC), a non-profit organization, uses fees paid by its members to finance residential recycling programs for printed paper and packaging in many areas across BC, either directly or by working with local governments, First Nations, private companies and non-profit organizations.

A harmonized system means that MMBC is delivering more convenient and consistent recycling services to BC residents, with many communities receiving curbside collection for the first time. In MMBC’s first year of operations (2014), more than 116,000 tonnes of packaging and printed paper were recovered and 80 per cent of materials were recycled – exceeding the regulatory target of 75 per cent.