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Expanded Residential Recycling

Important Information: We've Changed How You Sort Your Recycling

As part of the City's commitment to the new expanded provincial recycling program, launched May 19, 2014 across BC by Recycle BC (Multi-Material BC) we've changed how you sort your recycling for curbside and multi-family collection. These changes, along with the new expanded list of recyclable materials, will help Burnaby meet our regional goal of 80% waste diversion.

Why is our recycling program changing?

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 has designed a new Stewardship Program that was implemented May 19, 2014 across BC.The separation of glass jars and bottles is a program requirement established by Recycle BC. 

What's Changed?

Curbside Collection

  • A new Grey recycling box for glass, labelled "Glass Jars & Bottles Only". Place all glass bottles and jars into this container. Lids go in your Blue Box.
  • A new 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!
  • Your existing Blue Box is used for all recyclable containers, including all the new items added as part of the expanded recycling program launched May 19, 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 new Grey toter for glass, labelled "Glass Jars & Bottles Only". Place all glass bottles and jars into this container. Lids go in your Blue toter, labelled "Mixed Containers"
  • We've combined your newspaper and mixed paper materials into a Yellow toter. Combine all your newsprint, flattened cardboard, boxboard and other paper products into your Yellow "Mixed Paper" toter.
  • Your existing Blue toter is used for all mixed containers, including all the new items added as part of the expanded recycling program launched May 19, 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: engineering@burnaby.ca
BC Recycling Hotline: 604-RECYCLE (732-9253)
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