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Metro Vancouver just launched a free new iPhone app to help people keep resources out of their trash.  Check out weRecycle on iTunes:


With weRecycle all you have to do is enter a material and hit search.  You’ll get a list of the closest donation and recycling facilities and a Google map that uses your iPhone’s current location.  Or you can enter another location like your home address.

I’m hoping you agree that weRecycle will help the region’s residents find convenient locations to donate and recycle unwanted materials, and that you’ll be kind enough to tell your social networks about it.

It’s fast, it’s free, it’ll move us closer to zero waste and we think it’s pretty awesome.


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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.

Mission Statement

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 Vision

The Recycling Council forsees a British Columbia in which 100 percent of product waste is managed in Extended Producer Responsibility programs, and 100 percent of compostable material is diverted to beneficial end-use, in accordance with the 3Rs hierarchy.

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