It’s a lot easier to reduce the number of 𝓹𝓵𝓪𝓼𝓽𝓲𝓬 𝓫𝓪𝓰𝓼 we use than it is to recycle them. If you do have some piling up, here’s how to make sure they’re recycled the right way:
♻️ 𝓹𝓵𝓪𝓼𝓽𝓲𝓬 𝓫𝓪𝓰𝓼 can only be recycled through depot drop-off. Check the What Goes Where directory or Nanaimo Recycles app to find the depot nearest you.
❗ 𝓹𝓵𝓪𝓼𝓽𝓲𝓬 𝓫𝓪𝓰𝓼 DO NOT go in your Blue Cart. They mimic paper in the sorting process and can ruin loads of paper fibre from being recycled. They also get caught in sorting machinery, causing the entire operation to shut down.
🚫 𝓹𝓵𝓪𝓼𝓽𝓲𝓬 𝓫𝓪𝓰𝓼 labelled as compostable or biodegradable are NOT recyclable. Non-certified compostable bags, along with biodegradable, degradable and plant-based bags are destined for the landfill at the end-of-life. Certified compostable bags stamped with a BPI logo can be used as Green Cart liners.
📍 𝓹𝓵𝓪𝓼𝓽𝓲𝓬 𝓫𝓪𝓰𝓼 dropped off a depot participating in the Recycle BC program are recycled on the lower mainland.
BRING YOUR OWN BAG