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Expanded Residential Recycling

We've Changed How You Sort Your Recycling

As part of the City's commitment to the expanded provincial recycling program launched in 2014 across BC by Recycle BC, we've changed how you sort your recycling for curbside and multi-family collection. These changes, along with the expanded list of recyclable materials, will help Burnaby meet our regional goal of 80% waste diversion.

The BC Government made changes to the BC Recycling Regulation to make Producers of Packaging and Printed Paper (PPP) responsible for its collection and processing, instead of taxpayers. Recycle BC is a non-profit organization that was formed to represent producers of PPP. As mandated and approved by the BC Government, Recycle BC designed a Stewardship Program that was implemented in 2014 across BC. The separation of glass jars and bottles is a program requirement established by Recycle BC.

What's Changed?

Curbside Collection

  • A Grey Box labelled "Glass Jars & Bottles Only". Place all glass bottles and jars into this container. Lids go in your Blue Box.
  • A larger Yellow Bag labelled "Mixed Paper". Combine all your newsprint, flattened cardboard, boxboard and other paper products into your re-usable Yellow Bag - no more sorting!
  • A Blue Box is used for all recyclable containers, lids, cups, cartons and more items added as part of the expanded recycling program launched in 2014 across BC.

Download our Curbside Recycling Sorting Guide for more information on how to sort your materials for collection.

Apartment, Condo & Townhome Collection

  • A Grey Toter labelled "Glass Jars & Bottles Only". Place all glass bottles and jars into this bin. Lids go in your Blue Toter labelled "Mixed Containers".
  • A Yellow Toter labelled "Mixed Paper". Place all your newsprint, flattened cardboard, boxboard and other paper products into this bin.
  • A Blue Toter labelled "Mixed Containers". Place all recyclable containers, lids, cups, cartons and more items added as part of the expanded recycling program launched in 2014.

Download our Apartment, Condo & Townhome Sorting Guide for more information on how to sort your materials for collection.

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Need Help?

Recycling, Garbage & Green Bin
Staffed Information Line:
604-294-7972
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
24-Hour Touch-tone Information Line: 604-294-7089
Email: solidwasteandrecycling@burnaby.ca
BC Recycling Hotline: 604-RECYCLE (732-9253)
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