Mission’s Curbside Recycling Collection Program is Changing on April 3, 2017
This spring, Mission will join the provincial government’s stewardship program for packaging and printed paper, administered by Multi-Material BC (MMBC). The MMBC program is also expected to result in more material being recycled overall, helping the District to achieve its diversion goals. This will mean changes to the material that is collected through the curbside collection program, which will take effect April 3, 2017.
Mission’s recycling program has received international acclaim and has been rated among the best in Canada for the volume of material diverted from landfill. Information in this section includes details on curbside recycling, depot and landfill drop-off, and recycling options for materials managed by private industry, such as beverage containers, paint, fluorescent light tubes and oil.
Changes to Recycling
Our Quick Reference Guides will give you the highlights of what will included in Curbside Recycling Collection after April 3, 2017.
Dispose of Items the Right Way
Please make sure containers are emptied and rinsed before placing them in the Blue Box or Glass Recycling bin. Bring excessive amounts of cardboard, containers and/or paper products to the Mission Recycling Depot.
Don’t see the item you are looking to dispose of in our Quick Reference Guide? Check out MMBC’s Materials List or enter an item into MyWaste App below to see how to recycle or safely dispose of it in Mission.
EPR Drop-Off Programs
Drop-Off Recycling Locations
Residents of rural areas of Mission are encouraged to drop off their blue-bag recyclables at the Mission Landfill or at the Mission Recycling Depot. View the Mission Depot Drop-Off guide for a list of accepted materials.
Mission Landfill (Minnie’s Pit)
32000 Dewdney Trunk Road
Please see the Mission Landfill page for more information.
Mission Recycling Depot
7729 Mershon Street
Please see the Mission Recycling Depot page for more information.
Additionally, the privately-owned Mission Recycle Centre at 7233 Park Street accepts additional materials, including beverage containers for deposit refund and StyrofoamTM. For more information, visit recyclinginbc.ca.
EPR Drop-Off Programs
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs are industry-driven initiatives for waste reduction and recycling, which cover materials not included in the curbside collection service. The cost of recycling is funded by producers and consumers at the time of purchase of these products, so that there are no charges at the time of drop-off. To find out more about current and upcoming programs, visit the Ministry of Environment’s Product Stewardship page, or click on one of the links below to find a collection facility near you for these products:
Donation bins for reusable clothing are located in various locations throughout Mission, and are provided by the Developmental Disabilities Association and the Canadian Diabetes Association. For specific bin locations, please click on the links to their respective websites.
Full Circles Mission (formerly Mission Freecycle™)-give away and receive items for free
Cheapcycle -swap items at low cost
Charitable Organizations accepting reusable and resellable items in good, clean condition
Sign-Up for Free Recycling and Garbage Reminders
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You’ll also get calendar notifications for events like spring cleanup and the Rot Pot compost giveaway, and there’s a great what-goes-where feature to help you figure out where to drop off those hard-to-recycle items.
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