Click on the links below for recycling information in Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, East Sub Region (RDKB):
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 RDKB 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
How should I sort my recycling?
Please sort curbside recyclables as follows:
- Use the blue reusable bag for printed paper and paper packaging that held dry products (shoes, crackers, etc.). Corrugated cardboard that does not fit in this bag can be flattened, tied in bundles and placed beside your box.
- Use the 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 box and bag?
There is no limit to how much recycling you can set out. If all of your materials do not fit in your recycling box and bag, 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 box and bag, these can be placed in a rigid container of your choice, such as a laundry hamper. Corrugated cardboard that does not fit in your bag can be flattened, tied in bundles no larger than 8” thick (20 cm) x 30” wide (78 cm) x 30” tall, and placed beside your box.
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 one. Most hardware stores carry blue boxes of different sizes.
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 the curbside recycling program.
How do I get recycling containers?
Please contact Alpine Disposal and Recycling, the company that MMBC selected to collect your curbside recycling, 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 Alpine Disposal and Recycling at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is my local government involved with my recycling program?
No. Your local government no longer provides 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 my garbage collection?
No. MMBC’s packaging and printed paper recycling program does not affect your garbage collection.
When is recycling collected?
Curbside recycling collection is every other week. 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 RDKB East Sub-region, curbside recycling is collected by Alpine Disposal and Recycling. If you have questions about your recycling collection or need additional information, please contact:
Collection questions or need information?
Contact Alpine Disposal and Recycling
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