Click on the links below for recycling information in the City of Langley:
QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
- Empty and rinse containers
- Remove caps, pumps and lids and place loose in container box
- Return deposit containers for refund
Click on the image below to download the 2016-2017 City of Langley Recycling Guide. The Recycling Guide outlines how to sort your recycling, shows what is not accepted, and includes a collection calendar. You can also download the Multi-Material BC app from Google Play or the iTunes App store to access your collection schedule online, search for depots, and sign up for reminders.
Use our address search tool to view your curbside recycling collection schedule and nearest MMBC depots. You can also sign up for reminders and import your schedule into your online calendar.
If you have smartphone, you can download our app from your app store by searching “Multi-Material BC”.
What can I recycle?
Information on the materials accepted in MMBC’s packaging and printed paper recycling program is available here
Why do I have to start sorting my curbside recycling?
When recyclables are sorted into three streams (glass, fibres, and containers), we can ensure that more of the materials that are collected are recycled, and improve the performance of your recycling program.
How should I sort my recycling?
Please sort curbside recyclables as follows:
- Use one blue box for printed paper and paper packaging that held dry products (shoes, crackers, etc.). Corrugated cardboard that does not fit in this box can be flattened, tied in bundles and placed between your boxes.
- Use the other blue box for non-deposit containers (plastic, aluminum, steel, etc.) and paper cups and cartons (coffee cups, milk cartons etc.).
- Use the green box for non-deposit glass bottles and jars.
Is there a limit to how much recycling I can put out? What if I have more recycling than fits into my recycling boxes?
There is no limit to how much recycling you can set out. If all of your materials do not fit in your recycling boxes, please try consolidating them. For example, bulky plastic milk jugs, milk cartons, and boxes can be flattened; smaller metal cans be placed inside larger metal cans; plastic containers can be fitted inside each other (e.g. yogurt containers), etc. If you have additional recyclables that do not fit into your blue boxes, these can be placed in a rigid container of your choice, such as a laundry hamper. Corrugated cardboard that does not fit in your box can be flattened, tied in bundles no larger than 8” thick (20 cm) x 30” wide (78 cm) x 30” tall, and placed between your boxes.
If you regularly have more recycling than your boxes can accommodate, you might want to purchase another blue recycling box, as long as the container is similar in size and shape to your existing ones. Most hardware stores carry blue boxes of different sizes. You can also purchase a new container by contacting Emterra Environmental at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-599-8651.
How do I get recycling containers?
Please contact Emterra Environmental, the company that MMBC selected to collect curbside recycling in the City of Langley, for recycling containers.
Do I have to pay for replacement recycling containers?
MMBC will replace each container once per household, free of charge. Should your household request multiple replacement containers, you will be asked to pay for the second and subsequent replacements. To request new containers, please contact Emterra Environmental at email@example.com
Do I have to pay for curbside recycling collection?
No. Under the BC Recycling Regulation, businesses that supply packaging and printed paper to BC residents are responsible for managing recycling programs. MMBC uses fees paid by businesses to pay for curbside recycling in the City of Langley.
Is the City of Langley involved with this recycling program?
No. After January 1, 2015, the City of Langley no longer provides curbside collection of residential packaging and printed paper. MMBC delivers these services on behalf of the businesses that supply packaging and printed paper to residents.
Does this information affect garbage and Green Can collection?
No, the City of Langley continues to be responsible for your garbage and Green Can collection.
When is my recycling collected?
Curbside recycling collection is weekly, on the same day as weekly Green Can and bi-weekly garbage collection. Please check the Curbside Recycling Guide or address search tool for your collection day.
Who do I contact with questions about my recycling collection?
In the City of Langley, curbside recycling is collected by Emterra Environmental. If you have questions about your recycling collection or need additional information, please contact:
Collection questions or need information?
Contact Emterra Environmental Customer Service
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