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New Recycling Program

Follow these new instructions for recycling

  1. Separate glass items from other recyclables and place them in the new cart for glass.
    Your building will receive a new cart to separate glass bottles and jars. Carts for glass will be delivered over several weeks this summer.
  2. Recycle all paper, including newsprint, in the same cart for paper. 
    You’ll no longer need to separate your newsprint into a separate cart. Since all paper can go in the cart for paper, your building’s newsprint cart will be removed this summer.
  3. The list of items that can be recycled at the curb is growing. 
    New items will be accepted in recycling, while others have changed sorting locations. A detailed brochure will be delivered this summer, or view Recycle at Home  online, anytime.

When did it start?

Program updates began July 3. Residents should now separate glass and combinepaper recycling. If your new container for glass hasn’t arrived, separate glass through one of the options below:

  1. Store glass until you receive your new cart for glass.
  2. Bring glass to a depot. For depot locations, visit rcbc.ca  or call 604-RECYCLE (732-9253).

New Recycling Program

Multi-family Recycling Guide

What Goes Where?

New Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Township is joining Recycle BC, a not-for-profit recycling organization already operating in most municipalities throughout British Columbia.

The Recycle BC program differs, slightly, from what was previously in place at the Township. Adjusting the Township’s processes will ensure they align with Recycle BC’s requirements.

Recycle BC is an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program responsible for recycling packaging and paper products from residential properties. Funded by businesses such as manufacturers, retailers, and restaurants, Recycle BC manages residential recycling for the majority of the province. To learn more about the organization, visit Recycle BC .

The new Recycle BC program requires separating glass from other recycled items. Tipping glass into the recycling truck can cause it to break and ‘contaminate’ other recycling with bits of broken glass. Separating glass from other recyclables will help increase the amount of glass, and other material, actually recycled.

Yes, there are some new items that can now be recycled, and some items that are now recycled in a different cart. For details, see the Recycle at Home guide .  

Carts for glass will arrive throughout the summer, depending on your neighbourhood.

You have a couple of options. Choose whichever works best for you!

  1. Store glass until your building receives a new cart for glass.
  2. Bring glass to a depot. For depot locations, visit rcbc.ca  or call 604-RECYCLE (732-9253).

Yes. While glass beverage containers go in the cart for glass, most others (such as plastic, aluminum, or gable-top juice containers) go in the cart for containers. Foil drink pouches, however, are not accepted in your municipal recycling but can be recycled at Return-It depots.

But before placing your refundable, empty containers into the cart, consider taking them back to a Return-It depot. Your items will still be recycled, and you’ll collect the deposit you paid at point-of-purchase. After all, you paid the deposit… don’t miss the refund!

Yes. Please remove lids and recycle them in the cart for containers. The glass cart is for glass bottles and jars only (though you can leave on paper labels).
No, this cart will be removed from your building when your new cart for glass arrives. All newsprint can now go in the cart for paper.

The new program accepts any packaged-product container in the recycling, including most of your household containers for food, soap, cleaning products, etc. This means no more searching the package for numbers! 

Despite being plastic, some items not considered packaging (such as toys) are not accepted in the program. 

If you’re not sure about an item, search the What Goes Where? tool.

When leftover liquids spill out of items like coffee cups, it can affect the recyclability of other paper and cardboard. Placing coffee cups with other containers will prevent this contamination. Since coffee cups have a lining made of both paper and plastic, sorting them with other containers also makes sense for processing at the recycling facility.

Recycling Ambassador Program

Are you an advocate for recycling and live in a multi-family complex? Are you interested in helping your neighbours gain a better understanding of recycling and waste reduction? The Recycling Ambassador Program may be for you.

Contact Us

Questions about service? Need an extra cart?
For multi-family service inquires, call the Township of Langley Engineering Division at 604-532-7300.

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