Learn more about MMBC’s packaging and printed paper recycling program
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Under the BC Recycling Regulation, businesses that supply packaging and printed paper will be responsible for the cost of collecting, sorting and recycling these materials. Multi-Material BC (MMBC), a non-profit organization, will use 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 will now have curbside recycling collection for the first time, meaning more materials will be diverted from the landfill. If your community already has curbside recycling pickup, you may see some changes. In many areas, local governments will continue to provide collection services, but the list of materials accepted will be expanded. In other areas, MMBC will assume responsibility for collecting residential packaging and printed paper for recycling.
- Recycling Tip: Have a lot of shredded paper this time of year? Be sure to tie it in a clear plastic bag before including with your recycling December 21, 2014