How to Recycle Correctly
Richmond works with residents to increase understanding about how to recycle household materials correctly. Follow these simple tips to improve the quality of your recycling:
|What to watch for:||How to recycle correctly:|
|Glass bottles and glass jars||Put glass bottles and glass jars separately in the grey Glass Recycling Bin (curbside collection) or Glass Recycling Cart (centralized collection)|
|Broken glass / ceramic glassware||These cannot be recycled - please in Garbage Cart|
|Broken window glass||Disposal at Vancouver Landfill. Purchase a $5 Garbage Disposal Voucher that's good for up to $25 disposal charge value at the Vancouver Landfill.|
|Gently used ceramic glassware||Donate for reuse|
|Containers with food residue||Remove and rinse food residue before placing in recycling bin|
|Recycle inside plastic bags||Place item individually in the recycling bin (not in a bag)|
|Propane tanks / butane cylinders||Take to the Richmond Recycling Depot - 5555 Lynas Lane|
|Non-packaging plastic materials such as plastic utensils and straws||These cannot be recycled - please put in Garbage Cart|
Recyclable items not accepted in Blue Box/Blue Cart:
|Drop off at Richmond Recycling Depot -5555 Lynas Lane|
Residents can help maximize program revenues and reduce costs by recycling correctly.
- Recycling generates revenue and has lower processing costs than sending waste to landfills, which helps to keep City utility costs down for residents.
- When contamination levels exceed thresholds set by Recycle BC, it can result in fines or other penalties that impact taxpayers.
- Because recycling is a commodity that is sold to processors to be converted into new products, recycling materials have more value when they are clean and properly separated.
- Recyclable materials cannot be sold if they are contaminated.
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