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download a full guideOn May 19, 2014, Port Moody started working with the not-for-profit group Multi-Material BC (MMBC) to deliver its residential recycling program. MMBC acts on behalf of businesses that supply packaging and printed paper to B.C. residents. Find out more about the organization.

 


Q. What’s one of the main objectives of Multi-Material BC (MMBC)?

A: To reduce the amount of waste that ends up in our landfills.

 More efficient packaging

 

We’ve all been in this situation - you buy a new pair of earbuds that are totally dwarfed by jumbo plastic packaging. The amount of effort it takes to get them out of their massive case is one thing... but now you also have a ton of waste that’s dumped directly into your garbage cart.

Here’s where MMBC comes in: this not-for-profit group levies fees to producers of packaging and printed paper. The fee is determined by size and packaging, so producers who use less packaging pay less. All of these collected fees go into a pot and are re-distributed to residents to pay for their recycling programs.

Find out what happens to your recycling after its collected.

1. You’re now able to recycle more types of packaging.

Additional items can be recycled in your carts

You can now recycle more types of packaging. For example, milk cartons, plant pots, aluminum foil packaging and drink cups can go directly into your recycling cart. You can also recycle foam containers and packaging, along with certain types of plastic film packaging, at a depot.

Why isn’t everything collected for recycling?

While many types of packaging and printed paper can be recycled and are included in MMBC’s packaging and printed paper recycling program, some materials need to be kept separate from others in order to be recycled, and some materials are not accepted. See what packaging and printed paper is accepted and what isn’t accepted in MMBC’s packaging and printed paper recycling program.

 

Other frequently asked questions on MMBC

What is Multi-Material BC (MMBC)?
On May 19, 2014, businesses that supply packaging and printed paper to BC residents became responsible for collecting and managing these materials for recycling. Multi-Material BC (MMBC), a non-profit organization acting on behalf of these businesses, now works with the City of Port Moody to deliver its residential recycling program.

Will MMBC’s recycling program affect my recycling program?
The City will continue to provide waste collection service to our residents. As of May 19, 2014, that service is financed by businesses that supply packaging and printed paper through MMBC. .

Where can I find more information? 
Visit MMBC’s website for information on their packaging and printed paper recycling program.

Last updated: 19/11/2015 2:23:08 PM