Loading articles...

Recycling Council of BC welcomes changes to provincial recycling rules

Last Updated Jul 25, 2019 at 2:37 pm PDT

(iStock Photo)
Summary

Recycling Council of BC CEO Brock MacDonald is welcoming proposed changes to the province's recycling rules

More items are being added to the recycling list, including single-use disposal products and milk containers

An express option is being added for people who are not able to count their recycling before bagging it

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – In an effort to cut down on plastic entering landfills, B.C. is proposing changes to their recycling rules to make it easier.

Recycling Council of BC CEO Brock MacDonald says more things will be added to the recycling list, including single-use disposal products and milk containers.

MacDonald says the council has wanted milk containers included in recycling since the 1990s.

“The review of the deposit refunds for beverage containers is a welcome opportunity,” says MacDonald. “We support changes that lead to great efficiencies and consumer convenience. Of course, increased collection levels remains our primary focus.”

RELATED:¬†One million recyclable bottles “lost” daily in B.C., foundation says

There will also be a new express option for customers who are not able to count their recycling deposit beforehand.

He says it “gives the ability of people just to bag up their containers. They don’t have to count it or anything. They just tag it with their customer account number, goes through a chute and it gets counted for them and the money get put into their account.”

He says the council is “encouraged by these proposals and what they represent, which is eliminating waste and the transition to a more sustainable economy.”