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 guide image below to download the 2016-2017 RDCK 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.
What can I recycle?
How should I sort my recycling?
- Use one recycling 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 recycling box for containers (non-deposit glass, 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?
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.
Do I have to pay for curbside recycling collection?
How do I get recycling containers?
Do I have to pay for replacement recycling containers?
Is my local government involved with my recycling program?
Does this recycling program impact garbage collection?
When is recycling collected?
Why can't I continue to recycle using plastic bags?
You have received two recycling boxes: One container is for printed paper and paper packaging that held dry products (shoes, crackers, etc.), and the other is for containers (glass, plastic, aluminum, steel, etc.) and paper cups and cartons (coffee cups, milk cartons etc.). Information on what materials are accepted is available here, and information on how to sort them is in the recycling guide you received with the boxes.
When recyclables are sorted into these two streams, MMBC can ensure that more of the materials that are collected are successfully recycled. By moving to multi-stream collection, MMBC hopes to improve performance and reduce the cost of your community’s recycling program. By using reusable recycling boxes rather than single-use plastic bags, MMBC is applying the first of the 3 Rs: reduction of waste. Further, you will no longer need to buy bags.
Who do I contact with questions about my recycling collection?
Collection questions or need information?
Contact Alpine Disposal and Recycling