British Columbia has issued its long-awaited Recycling Regulation, almost 10 months after the passage of enabling legislation — Bill 52. The new regulation concerns beverage containers and residuals recycling.
The schedule for beverage containers explicitly exempts milk, which remains free of deposit in B.C. A major share of retail milk in the province is in HDPE jugs with diversion rates via curbside recycling at about 70 per cent. (Only in Ontario are HDPE jugs collected in a deposit-refund stewardship system, although most Ontario milk is sold in plastic bags.)
Electronic waste is included at this juncture.
B.C.’s new regulation is posted under “Posted Documents” on this website.