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Recycle More Starting May 19, 2014

New provincial regulations, seeing changes to the way BC residents recycle, will come into effect on May 19, 2014.

Residents will see an increase in materials included for curbside and depot collection (aerosol cans and lids, spiral wound cans and lids, milk cartons, paper cups and lids, waxy coated food containers, foam containers and packaging) while plastic bags and other stretchy plastic film will still be collected but as a depot-only item. This is good news for the environment as the expanded list of recyclables means more materials will be diverted from the landfill.

Helpful Documents

What to Recycle Guide (effective May 19th, 2014)
Detailed Recycling List (effective May 19th, 2014)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Multi Material BC Fact Sheet
Recycle More Starting May 19 (Media Release)
Recycle More (Poster)

Bylaws in Kelowna require property owners and strata councils to provide onsite recycling for residents living in multi-family complexes. Recycling depots also accept extra materials and recyclables from apartments, multi-family customers and small businesses.

For pick-up days in your area, please visit the Waste Reduction Office website or flip through your Living Greener Calendar. 

For additional information on Recycle More, visit Regional District of Central Okanagan.

For General Recycling Inquiries or Questions, call the Waste Reduction Office at 250-469-6250 or email

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