Prince George residents: Please place your recycling containers on the ground, on the opposite side of the driveway from the garbage cart if possible.
Click on the links below for recycling information in Prince George:
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- 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 updated Prince George Recycling Schedule. 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. View the full list of accepted materials.
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
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 containers (plastic, aluminum, steel, etc.) and paper cups and cartons (coffee cups, milk cartons etc.).
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 250-596-8023.
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 to pay for curbside recycling in Prince George.
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
How do I get recycling containers?
Please contact Emterra Environmental, the company that MMBC selected to collect your recycling, for recycling containers.
Is my municipal or regional government involved with the curbside recycling program?
No. Your municipal or regional government does not provide curbside collection of residential packaging and printed paper. As of May 19, 2014, per BC’s Recycling Regulation, the businesses that supply packaging and printed paper to residents are responsible for financing the collection and recycling of these materials. MMBC works on behalf of these businesses to manage your recycling program.
Does this recycling program impact garbage collection?
No. MMBC’s packaging and printed paper recycling program does not affect garbage collection in Prince George. Please continue to follow instructions from the city about garbage collection. Please place your recycling containers on the ground, on the opposite side of the driveway from the garbage cart if possible.
When is recycling collected?
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 Prince George, 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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