Got these items lying around?
Did you know? British Columbians recycled more than 620 tonnes of batteries through the Call2Recycle program in 2017!
ACCEPTED: Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-Ion), Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn), Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb), Alkaline, Lithium primary and Carbon-Zinc batteries, up to 5kg each.
That's the weight of more than four blue whales, the largest creature to have ever lived!
The ElectroRecycle program accepts over 300 types of products for recycling, including:
4,913 tons of materials were collected at 215 facilities in BC in 2017.
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British Columbians recycled over 56,732 cellphones in 2017. That translates into...
1.93kg of Gold
19.91kg of Silver
0.85kg of Palladium
902kg of Copper
At current prices, that's more than $152,200 worth of precious metals kept out of BC landfills!
* Composition from EPA Recycling FAQ Estimates
Encorp electronic depots collected over 17,818 tons of electronics in 2017. Besides TVs and computers, did you know the following electronic items are also included?
Home Audio Equipment
Video Game Systems
Electric Music Instruments
Medical Monitoring Devices
In 2017, 6,990,298 lamps and tubes were taken for recycling...
627 tons of residential light fixtures were also collected.
20.3 tons of toxic PCB ballasts were diverted...
That's 4-5 African elephants weights' worth!
That's the weight of four houses!
Packaging and Printed Paper
- Empty aerosols (except spraypaints)
- Plastic plant trays (clean with no soil)
- Aseptic containers (e.g. soups, milk, broths)
- Spiral-wound can (e.g. juice concentrate)
- Paper cups for hot and cold beverages
Curbside Recycling, PLUS:
- Packaging foam (no peanuts or insulation)
- Soft packaging plastic (no cellophane or laminates)
- Non-deposit glass jars (no housewares)
Accepted at Depots
MATERIALS COLLECTED: 234,000 tonnes
New Pilot Program for Flexible Plastics Packaging (Full rollout by Jan 2019)
- Stand-up and Zipper Lock Pouches
- Crinkly Wrappers and Bags
- Woven and Net Plastic Bags
- Non-food Protective Packaging (Bubble wrap)
* Leaf Blowers
* Lawn Mowers
* Pressure Washers
* Lawn Tractors
* AND MANY MORE!
120 Collection Sites in BC, accepting products including
Outdoor Power Equipment
(Handheld, Walk-behind, Standalone)
Want more info on stewardship programs?
Visit www.rcbc.ca or download the Recyclepedia App:
Or call the Recycling Hotline:
Lower Mainland (604)-RECYCLE (732-9253)