Recycled cell phones are refurbished or broken down into component parts at certified Canadian facilities. By mailing or dropping off your mobile device for recycling, you divert waste from your local landfill and prevent toxic chemicals from entering the environment. You also...Read More
More than 61 million kilograms of electronic waste has been collected in BC since 2007. Electronics collected in BC for recycling are sent to five approved primary recyclers in North America, who break them down using manual and mechanical processes. Products such as batteries...Read More
BC brewers have been reusing and recycling their packaging materials for more than 80 years. Reused up to 15 times, the industry-standard refillable beer bottle is used by a cooperative of brewers around the province and across the country. At the end of the bottle’s life, it...Read More
Take unused medications to your pharmacist for responsible disposal. Disposing of old or unused medications safely keeps drugs out of the hands of children and other people who might use them inappropriately. It also keeps drugs out of landfills and water supplies, and prevents...Read More
Leftover paint, solvents, pesticides, and used gasoline collected every year would fill an entire Olympic-sized swimming pool. Product Care collects more than two million litres of program products every year. More than 160 collection depots across BC accept leftover paint, and...Read More
More than 80 percent of the beverage containers sold in BC are recovered and recycling into something new. Return-It depots collect used beverage containers from consumers and returns them for recycling on behalf of more than 1,000 beverage brand owners. There are more than 180...Read More
BC residents can now participate in Canada’s first comprehensive lighting products recycling program. There are more than 200 LightRecycle drop-off sites for household quantities of burnt-out lights and tubes, and more than 800 sites for lighting fixtures such as floor, table...Read More
British Columbians recycle 80 percent of their used oil, 86 percent of their used oil filters, and 88 percent of their used oil containers. While these statistics are encouraging, it’s important to note that a single litre of used oil can contaminate a million litres of ground...Read More
The British Columbia Product Stewardship Council (BCPSC) is a coalition of regional districts, provincial agencies, and trade organizations that contributes to the success of extended product stewardship in BC.
The British Columbia Product Stewardship Council (BCPSC) is a coalition of regional districts, provincial agencies, and trade organizations that contributes to the success of extended product stewardship (EPR) in BC.