Did you know that the District of Hope is a member of Recycle BC?
Recycle BC, is the not-for-profit organization responsible for residential packaging and paper recycling throughout the province. Launched as Multi-Material BC in 2014, Recycle BC provides recycling services to over 1.7 million households through curbside, multi-family and depot collection. The program is funded by the businesses that produce packaging and paper, meaning residents don’t pay for the service. The District of Hope receives an annual financial incentive from Recycle BC to collect on their behalf.
Did you know that 12% of residential recycling collected in Hope is contaminated? The following items account for Hope’s high rate of contamination:
- Hard and Softcover Books
- Scrap Metal
- Plastic squeeze tubes
- Personal Hygiene Products
- Textiles and Clothing
- Foam Packaging
Are you rinsing your recyclable material well enough?
2.9% of the contaminated material would be acceptable if it did not contain food residue
Please help do your part to reduce the amount of recycling contamination in Hope. Our goal is to reduce contamination levels to 3% or lower and meet the Recycle BC guidelines. Failure to do so may result in the District of Hope receiving fines. For more information on what is and isn’t accepted in your blue cart, click here or visit the District of Hope at 325 Wallace St.
Items that are identified as Depot Only can be taken to Mattress Recycling located at 1046 4th Ave.
For province-wide live information on recycling, pollution prevention, waste avoidance, safe disposal options and regulations, please call the Recycling Council of BC (RCBC) hotline at 1 800 667-4321 or visit their website at www.rcbc.ca.