The Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) is a multi-sectoral, non-profit organization promoting the principles of Zero Waste through information services, the exchange of ideas and research.
RCBC is all about reducing waste. Founded in 1974, RCBC is Canada’s longest serving recycling council. From expansion of the beverage container deposit/refund program to establishing programs for used paint, pesticides and electronic waste, RCBC has led B.C.’s progressive policies of Extended Producer Responsibility and Product Stewardship program development.
RCBC members are local, regional and provincial governments, businesses large and small, non-profit organizations and interested individuals who recognize the importance of coming together to work on B.C.’s long-term sustainability. We are proud of who we are, what we’ve accomplished, and where we are heading.
RCBC promotes the exchange of ideas and information every day of the year, and through its annual conference in the spring and special events such as Waste Reduction Week in the fall.
Each year, RCBC’s Recycling Hotline staff answer more than 120,000 questions from callers around B.C. about pollution prevention, recycling and waste reduction.
The RCBC Materials Exchange (MEX), promotes reuse through a network of free-to-use web sites, such as Vancouver.reuses.com and Surreyreuses.com, that offer items and list events, such as garage sales.