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Sep 201626

Multi-Material BC to Begin Recycling Collection in City of Vancouver

Announcement

Study shows Vancouverites and millennials most likely to be ‘convenience recyclers’ Vancouver, B.C. – Starting October 3, 2016, the majority of Vancouver residents likely won’t be aware of a change happening at the curb and in their laneways: a transition of recycling collection services from the City of Vancouver to the non-profit, industry-funded organization Multi-Material BC. There will be no...Read More...

Aug 201625

Street recycling pilot program launches in Vancouver’s West End

Announcement

New bins include receptacles for mixed paper and containers   Recycling in Vancouver’s West End just got easier. Multi-Material BC (MMBC), in partnership with the City of Vancouver and with support from the West End Business Improvement Association and MMBC’s members, has launched a new on-street recycling pilot project aimed at reducing litter and the amount of waste that goes to...Read More...

Jul 201629

Recycling Plastic Bags Just Got Easier

Announcement

Multi-Material BC and London Drugs team up to offer return-to-retail of plastic bags, plastic overwrap and foam packaging in City of Vancouver July 29, 2016 (Vancouver, BC) – Starting this long weekend, recycling plastic bags, plastic overwrap and foam packaging in Vancouver will be as simple as a trip to London Drugs. Multi-Material BC (MMBC) is partnering with London Drugs...Read More...

Jul 20161

MMBC reports strong performance in 2015

Announcement

Multi-Material BC (MMBC) has released its 2015 Annual Report detailing successful partnerships and demonstrated results delivered in its first full year of operations. MMBC is a non-profit organization overseeing residential packaging and printed paper recycling throughout much of the province, ensuring household material is collected, sorted and sold to end-markets. The MMBC program is funded by the businesses that supply...Read More...

Jun 20163

Streetscape Pilot Projects Report Now Available

Announcement

As part of its program plan commitment, Multi-Material British Columbia (MMBC) initiated a series of pilot projects to study the feasibility of packaging and printed paper (PPP) streetscape bins. Pilot projects conducted in 2014 and 2015 involved composition audits to understand the quality and quantity of PPP collected in streetscape recycling receptacles. Click here to view the full report...Read More...

May 201612

MMBC Partners with Community Groups to Promote Recycling

Announcement

New province-wide ad campaign shows the environmental benefits of recycling at home Vancouver, May 12, 2016— This week Multi-Material BC (MMBC) extended its commitment to community engagement and the promotion of recycling by formalizing partnerships with four local community organizations, and committing $14,000 in grant money to support local efforts to raise awareness and education around residential packaging and printed...Read More...

May 20169

City of Pitt Meadows to transition residential blue box service to MMBC

Announcement

Smithrite Disposal Ltd. selected to deliver curbside service, beginning September 1, 2016 Vancouver, May 9, 2016— Effective September 2016, Multi-Material BC (MMBC) will assume responsibility for residential packaging and printed paper recycling services in the City of Pitt Meadows, with the curbside collection contract being awarded to Smithrite Disposal Ltd. Smithrite is a 100% BC-owned, family run company with a...Read More...

Apr 201627

New Fee Methodology Calculator Now Available

Announcement

A calculator has been created to assist packaging and printed paper stewards in comparing the current fee methodology with the new methodology. To access your program’s calculator, please click here. We invite you to submit your feedback on the proposed fee methodology to jjames@cssalliance.ca by May 20, 2016....Read More...

Apr 201622

Proposed Methodology Meeting Materials & Feedback

Announcement

A consultation meeting regarding the new proposed fee methodology for packaging and printed paper (PPP) stewardship programs was held on April 21, 2016. Over the past year, a dedicated group of stewards, known as the Steward Consultation Committee (SCC), have developed a proposed new fee methodology for packaging and printed paper that takes a principle-based approach, is easy to understand,...Read More...

Apr 201614

Proposed Fee Methodology Consultation Document Now Available

Announcement

We invite you to download and review the Proposed Fee Methodology Consultation document to learn more prior to the meeting on Thursday, April 21, 2016.  If you haven’t already, please register here to attend the meeting either in-person or via webinar:  11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Pacific time 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Central standard time 1 p.m. – 3...Read More...