Depot collection for foam packaging and glass bottles and jars temporarily suspended Print Article Font Size
Due to the unprecedented flooding event, Recycle BC is making a temporary change to collection of some Recycle BC materials. Starting Monday, November 22 Recycle BC is:
  • Suspending collection of non-deposit glass bottles and jars and foam packaging (white and coloured) from Recycle BC depots.

If possible, hold on to your glass and foam packaging and set out or drop off later, once collection of these materials resumes.

With transportation corridors compromised due to road closures, and primary glass end market currently under water, Recycle BC cannot move glass from receiving facilities to glass end markets. In addition, the flooding has affected the availability of trucks for hauling materials, further compounding these challenges.

At this time, Recycle BC will continue to collect and receive paper, cardboard, containers and soft plastics – materials that can be baled and stored at receiving facilities in a more compact manner. Managing materials responsibly continues to be a priority. Recycle BC will continue to work with all partners to ensure they handle all materials as effectively as possible during this emergency.

The situation is evolving rapidly, so it is unknown how long this change will be required. Recycle BC will provide updates as more information becomes available.

Thank you for your patience and please stay safe.