Temporary suspension of glass and foam packaging collection beginning Monday, November 22

Nov 19, 2021

Recycle BC has announced a temporary suspension of glass and foam packaging collection services, effective Monday, November 22.

The ongoing flooding in parts of BC has impacted Recycle BC’s ability to transfer materials to processors.

Starting Monday, November 22, Recycle BC is suspending collection of:

  • all glass bottles and jars from curbside collection (single-family and multi-family homes)
  • non-deposit glass bottles and jars and foam packaging (white and coloured) from Recycle BC depots

Please do not take these materials to a depot or set out for collection. If possible, hold on to glass and foam packaging and set out or drop off later, once collection of these materials resumes.

At this time, Recycle BC will continue to collect and receive paper, cardboard, containers, and soft plastics. Please set out these materials on your regular collection day.

The situation is evolving rapidly, so it is not known how long this change will be required. Updates will be provided when more information is available.

Recycle BC is responsible for residential recycling in BC. For more information, please visit Recycle BC’s website.

Fortunately, no widespread damage occurred on the North Shore after the heavy rain earlier this week that caused flooding, mudslides, and rockslides in the Fraser Valley and other areas of BC. Our thoughts are with the communities that have been impacted, and we thank the first responders, volunteers, and community members who have helped during this difficult time. 

We will keep you informed if there are further implications for West Vancouver. For more information, visit: 
Emergency Info BC – website, Twitter
Government of BC – website, Twitter
Drive BC


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