Multi-Material BC has announced that an additional five communities will soon begin receiving recycling services through the industry-funded steward.
Residents in the five new communities will join the more than 1.25 million B.C. residents whose new packaging and printed paper recycling program began on May 19, 2014.
MMBC rolled out curbside collections to the City of Coquitlam on July 2, 2014, and residents in the Village of Anmore will start receiving service on August 1, 2014. Services also start in Quesnel, Prince George, and University Endowment Lands in September.
Approximately 25,000 of more than 55,000 additional households receiving recycling services from MMBC will have curbside recycling for the very first time.
“Quesnel welcomes the MMBC program as it will provide a number of benefits for our residents,” Mary Sjostrom, Mayor of the City of Quesnel, said in a statement. “Not only has the program removed the financial burden of running recycling services from our residents, but the expanded range of what can be recycled is making a significant contribution to keeping our community green and extending the life of our landfill.”
In addition to the new curbside and multi-family building programs, MMBC's network of over 160 depots also continues to expand. On July 15, the Armstrong Bottle Depot and the Venture Bottle Depot in Lumby started accepting MMBC materials.