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Business Recycling Resources Program

Richmond’s Business Recycling Resources Program provides an extra level of support to help businesses increase recycling and manage their waste.

By registering for the program businesses have access to free resources including:
  • customized training and coaching
  • in-person and virtual workshops 
  • advice on how to develop a Recycling & Waste Reduction Plan
  • support in implementing sustainable waste management practices
  • tips on how to recycle correctly and reduce contamination
  • assistance in completing a waste audit 
Sign Up Now 

 


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Register for a Free Workshop

June 24 - Lunch n Learn: Let's Recycle Correctly
Sept 23 - Lunch n Learn: Let's Recycle Correctly

 

 

Business Resources from Waste Haulers 

The following list has been compiled for information purposes only, to support businesses to uses the resources provided by their waste hauler. Please note the list is not exclusive, nor is the City responsible for any aspect of the products or services offered.

If you are a waste hauler and you would like to have your resources added to this list, please contact BusinessRecycling@richmond.ca.
Waste Hauler Resource Page
AJM Disposal Services Organic Waste Pick-Up Program
  Organic Waste Recycling FAQs
Cascades Recovery+ Program 

Environmental Consultants
Disposal Queens Ltd.  FAQs
  Understanding the Categories of Waste Items
  Expert Dumpster Rentals Do's and Don'ts
Maple Leaf Disposals Ltd. Recycling Services - Manage Your Business Waste
  Landfill Restrictions - What Not To Throw Away
 MiniBins  Acceptable/Non-Acceptable Items + Downloadable Guidelines
  Consulting Services, Waste Audits & IOT Technology
NSD Disposal Ltd.  Acceptable & Non-Acceptable Materials
   What Goes in the Recycling Bin?
Super Save Disposal Commercial Waste & Recycling 
  Organic Materials Flyer
Urban Impact Recycling Ltd. Waste Audits
   Certificate of Diversion
Sort It Out: Itemized Yes List
 Waste Consulting
Waste Control Services Recycling Guide for Businesses & Offices
  Sort It Out Poster
  Acceptable Materials Poster
  Food Scraps Handout
  Commercial Services: Zero Waste Innovations
Waste Connections of Canada  Disposal/Recycle Guide
  Commercial Recycling Guide
Waste Management of Canada Commercial Waste Services
  Business Recycling Toolkit
  Recycling Right for Business Brochure
  Sustainability Services

Related Links and Resources

Metro Vancouver Disposal Ban Program
City of Richmond Solid Waste and Recycling Regulation Bylaw 6803
City of Richmond Single-Use Plastic and Other Items Bylaw No. 10000
Unsightly Premises Regulation Bylaw No. 7162
Demolition Waste and Recyclable Materials Bylaw No. 9516
Report Illegal Dumping

 

Single-Use Plastic Resources

The City of Richmond has created resources to support business as they transition to accepted alternatives, including a Business Information Toolkit and various point-of-sale materials to communicate to customers.

To download PDF versions of the resources materials, please use the links below.

Single-Use Business Toolkit
Dimensions: 8.5" x 11" booklet
Business Information Toolkit
Business Information Toolkit in Traditional Chinese
Business Information Toolkit in Simplified Chinese
Revised Single-Use Posters
Dimensions: 11" x 17"

Bring a bag, carry a cup, skip the straw
Bring a bag
Carry a cup
Skip the straw

Revised Single-Use Shelf Sign
Dimensions: 8.5"x11" (letter size)
Bring a bag, carry a cup, skip the straw
Bring a bag
Carry a cup
Skip the straw
Single-Use Tabletop Display

Dimensions: 4" x 6"
Bring a bag, carry a cup, skip the straw
Bring a bag
Carry a cup
Skip the straw

Single-Use Window Decals

Dimensions: 8" x 10"
Bring a bag, carry a cup, skip the straw
Bring a bag
Carry a cup
Skip the straw

Print Order Form: For printed versions of these resources materials, please submit the Point-of-Sale Order Form.

Alternative Material Supplier List

The following list has been compiled for information purposes only, to support businesses in a successful transition away from the items banned under Bylaw 10000. Please note the list is not exclusive, nor is the City responsible for any aspect of the products offered by the organizations or fluctuations in product availability.

If your business sells food service ware, checkout bags and/or straws that are made from compliant materials and you would like to be added to this list, please contact singleuse@richmond.ca.
Business Website
Aardvark Straws www.aardvarkstraws.com
Access Pacific Enterprises www.accesspacific.ca
Allworld Packaging Supplies Ltd. www.allworldpackaging.com
Bruce & Clark www.bruceandclark.ca
Bubuwares www.bubuwares.com
Bulk Zoom Ltd. www.bulkzoom.com
Bulldog Bag Ltd. www.bulldogbag.com
Chung Hing Co. Ltd. 604-324-7411 (Phone Number Only)
CTG Brands Inc. www.ctgbrands.com
Eco Pure Paper Straw www.ecopurestraw.com
Ecoware www.eco-ware.ca
Econo Bags www.econobags.ca
Eddie's Hang-Up Display Ltd. www.eddies.com
Effy Supplies Inc. www.effysupplies.com
F&S Packaging Ltd. www.fnspackagingltd.com
Folium Single Use Leaf Serveware www.foliumware.com
Genpak www.genpak.com
Goodness Distributors www.goodnessdistributors.com
Good Start Packaging www.goodstartpackaging.com
Gordon Food Service www.gfs.ca
Green Century Enterprises Inc. www.greencentury.ca
Green Paper Products www.greenpaperproducts.com
Greenmunch www.greenmunch.ca
Hoffmaster www.hoffmaster.com
IMLife Biodegradable www.imlifecanada.com
Kinpack www.kinpack.com
Moshe Paper & Packaging Ltd. www.mppl.ca
Origins Sustainables www.originsustainables.com
Pactiv www.pactiv.com
Seaside Paper www.seasidepaper.com
SOFi www.sofiproducts.com
SupplyBox.ca www.supplybox.ca
Sysco Canada www.sysco.ca
Tapio Tea Company www.ttcompany.ca
WR Display & Packaging www.wrdisplay.ca
Yen Bros. Food Service (2011) Ltd. www.yenbros.com

Ocean Wise Plastic Reduction Partner Program

Become an Ocean Wise Plastic Reduction Partner! Through expert support and science-backed tools, the Plastic Reduction Program empowers the foodservice industry to tackle one of the greatest threats to our ocean – plastic pollution. As a program partner, businesses will receive access to one-on-one support to help them measure their current plastic footprint, identify opportunities to reduce, replace, refuse, reuse, or better recycle harmful and unnecessary plastics, and amplify their efforts through community-building and storytelling opportunities - all with no cost to join. Learn more at ocean.org/plastic-reduction or contact plastic.wise@ocean.org.

Related Links and Resources

Reducing the Distribution of Single-Use Shopping Bags: A Resource Guide for BC Retailers
UN Environment: Single-Use Plastics - A Roadmap for Sustainability
PAC Next, Packaging Sustainability Checklist
BC CDC Food Businesses