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What is Recycling in Prince George?

Each year, the average household in Prince George produces 833 kg of garbage. In 2007, a Waste Characterization Study[pdf] was conducted that assisted the City in determining what materials are not only in the existing waste stream, but also what materials may be best served by any future recycling programs. The City of Prince George is currently working with the Regional District of Fraser Fort George on their Regional Solid Waste Management Plan that will identify waste reduction initiatives for the region.recycling

The current recycling program is a drop depot system that uses multi-material bins placed throughout the City.  These bins accept all fiber materials (paper, cardboard, boxboard, and mixed paper products), newspaper, tin cans and type 2 plastics - milk jugs).  Yard & garden waste can be dropped off free of charge at both Transfer & Recycle Stations, as well as at the Foothills Landfill.

 The following link will direct you to the Regional District’s website for information on local recycling;

When it comes to making a new purchase, buying products with little or no packaging and avoiding disposable or over-packaged items are ways of helping to make a dent in our consumption. Product manufacturers and industry are becoming more involved in the lifecycle of their goods and many have formed product stewardship organizations. For more information on recycling, the following link will direct you to the Recycling Council of British Columbia’s website;

Reduce - Reuse - Recycle!


Recycling Information about Multi-Material BC

On May 19, 2014, businesses that supply packaging and printed paper to BC residents became responsible for collecting and managing these materials so they can be recycled.  Multi-Material BC (MMBC), a non-profit organization working on behalf of these businesses, is responsible for residential recycling programs in many areas across BC.  MMBC is delivering the program either directly or by working with local governments.  First Nations, private companies and not-for-profit organizations.  Learn more about MMBC at

Recycling collection questions or need more information? 

Contact Emterra Environmental Customer Service

Email:  Phone:   250.596.8023 Website 

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