Kamloops, BC – January 16, 2023 – The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) is advising residents that as of January 1, 2023, Recycle BC has expanded its list of accepted materials, which means that more items can be recycled as part of the TNRD’s residential recycling program.
The changes mean that more packaging-like products and more single-use products will now be accepted in curbside recycling bins or at TNRD solid waste facilities, or both. Collection of new items began province-wide on January 1, 2023.
The following items being added for collection include, but are not limited to:
- Plastic cutlery and straws;
- Plastic hangers;
- Plastic plates, bowls, and cups
- Aluminum foil;
- Aluminum foil, baking dishes and pie plates
- Plastic sandwich and freezer bags
- Flexible plastics
- Plastic recycling bags
- Plastic carryout shopping bags
Recycle BC has expanded its list of accepted materials to enable residents to recycle more items, which prevents more products from needing to be landfilled.
Please continue to rinse your containers and soft plastics before recycling.
To view the full list of specific items that are now accepted with residential recycling, and whether those items can be recycled at a solid waste facility, in your curbside bin or both, please visit: recyclebc.ca/newitems.
TNRD residents are encouraged to visit tnrd.ca/what-goes-where, where they can find information on recycling and download the Recycle Coach app.
Andrew Roebbelen, Waste Reduction Coordinator
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Tel.: 250 377-7198