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.
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.
What does this mean for BC residents? Many communities now have curbside recycling collection for the first time, meaning more materials are diverted from landfill. In many areas, local governments continue to provide collection services, but the list of accepted materials has been expanded. In other areas, MMBC assumes responsibility for collecting residential packaging and printed paper for recycling.