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Mission’s Curbside Recycling Collection Program has changed – Bye Bye Blue Bags!

Residents receiving curbside collection from the District will be delivered a 121-litre recycling bin the week of July 22, or shortly thereafter. Once you have received the bin, please use it for setting out your recyclable on your very next collection day. The list of acceptable materials will stay the same, but recyclables will no longer be collected in blue bags.

Why are bins replacing bags?
The use of bins instead of bags is required by Recycle BC to reduce additional waste. In addition to being better for the environment, residents will no longer have to buy blue bags.

How much will the bin hold?
The bin will hold 2 to 4 average blue bags, depending on how well contents are prepared. Flattening containers, milk jugs and cardboard boxes will save space.

Can I get more than one bin?
The District is providing one free bin per dwelling unit that receives curbside collection. One bin should be sufficient for most households. If you have a home with a legal suite, you will be receiving an extra bin for the legal suite. Residents that need additional bins can purchase them at local retailers. Additional bins provided by residents must be designed for manual curbside collection, have a capacity between 75 and 121 litres, have two graspable D-handles, have a tight-fitting lid, and feature a blue sticker to designate them for  recyclables collection. Blue stickers will be available at no cost at Welton Common (7337 Welton Street), Municipal Hall, and the Leisure Centre.

Where do I get more information?
Information about the bin and recycling collection will be inside the bin when it’s delivered to you. More information is also available at You can also call the District of Mission Engineering Department at 604-820-3736 or email

Download the Recycle Coach App & Sign-Up for Free Recycling and Garbage Reminders!

Find everything you need to know about waste management in Mission. Set reminders in your app so you never miss your curbside collection day and get helpful info on sorting recyclables and compostables to help reduce your garbage.

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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