What to Recycle

In general, a wide variety of commonly used paper, plastic, and metal items in the home can be recycled, either in the curbside recycling bins, or at the Regional District multi-material recycling bins.

However, some specific items are not welcome, typically because they can cause issues with the separation and processing machines used, or that they contain materials that contaminate and diminish the value of the recycled materials. The most common materials that should not be put in recycling are Styrofoam, plastic bags and overwrap, and glass. Please bring these items to a Recycle BC depot and place in appropriate bins.

You can recycle in your household bin:   

  • Paper Cups and Lids
  • Milk, Milk Alternative, and ‘Tetra-Pak’ Cartons
  • Aluminum Foil and Food Containers
  • Plastic Containers and Lids with #1-7 Recycling Symbols
  • Tin Cans and Lids
  • Paper, Magazines, Spiral Wound Paper Cans
  • Cardboard and Boxboard
  • Aerosol Cans (except spray paint)
  • Plastic-coated Frozen Food Packaging (like ice cream cartons)
  • Microwaveable paper containers

Take to Recycle BC depot for recycling

  • Styrofoam (including foam egg cartons)
  • Glass
  • Plastic bags and overwrap
  • Flexible plastic packaging  

For a downloadable flyer on what to recycle, click here 

Recycle BC Depot locations:

  • Hart Return-It Centre (6665 Hart Highway)
  • PG Recycling & Return-It Centre (2614 Peterson Road)

How to prepare items for recycling

Paper & Cardboard Recycling 

  • remove all liners 
  • flatten all boxes 
  • remove plastic from cardboard flats. 

Container Recycling 

Take deposit containers to Return-It Depot for refund.

Remember to…

  • empty and rinse containers, leaving labels on is okay 
  • remove caps, pumps, and lids, place these loose in the bin 
  • put metal lids inside cans and squeeze slightly. 

Return-It Depot locations:

  • Hart Return-It Centre (6665 Hart Highway)
  • PG Recycling & Return-It Centre (2614 Peterson Road)
  • Nechako Bottle Depot (1st avenue)