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.
Curbside Recyclables Collection
Residents receiving municipal curbside collection may put all dry, clean recyclables in see-through blue bags for pickup on garbage day.
Mission’s curbside-collected residential recyclables are taken to the Abbotsford Mission Recycling Depot (AMRD) for sorting and marketing. The AMRD is jointly owned by the City of Abbotsford and the District of Mission. It is located at 33670 Valley Road, west of the Mission-Abbotsford Highway. For additional program information, contact the AMRD at 604-850-3551 or the District of Mission at 604-820-3736.
For information, including a list of acceptable materials, please visit the Curbside Collection page.
Recycling Drop-off 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.
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:
- Beverage Containers
- Electronics, Electrical Equipment and Outdoor Power Tools
- Needles & Sharps
- Oil, Filters & Containers
- Paint, Solvents, Flammable Liquids, Gasoline, Pesticides
- Small Appliances
- Smoke Alarms & Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Do you have any reusable or resellable items too good to be discarded? Why not try one of the charitable organizations (see page 5 of your Curbside Collection Calendar for a current listing) in our area to see if your trash may be someone else’s treasure? Please keep in mind that the items must be clean, in working condition and actually reusable.
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
Couldn’t find what you’re looking for?
Try www.rcbc.bc.ca/recyclepedia for additional recycling options.