How to Recycle Correctly
Some household recyclables are not accepted in the Blue Box/Containers Cart.
The City of Richmond works with residents to help them recycle household materials correctly. When materials are not recycled correctly -- or when recyclable items are found in the garbage -- the City can face penalties such as fines as part of contracts with Recycle BC and Metro Vancouver.
Please follow these simple tips to improve the quality of your recycling.
Recycle Glass Bottles/Jars Correctly:
Separate these glass items and place them in the grey Glass Recycling Bin (curbside collection) or Glass Recycling Cart (centralized collection).
|Items not accepted in Blue Box/Blue Cart:||How to deal with these items...|
|Plastic utensils and straws||These items are not recyclable - please put in the Garbage Cart.|
|Broken glass / ceramic glassware||These items are not recyclable - please in Garbage Cart|
|Styrofoam (expanded polystyrene)||Drop off all of these items at the Richmond Recycling Depot
5555 Lynas Lane
Open seven days per week from 9:00am to 6:15pm
(Closed statutory holidays)
|Paints and solvents|
|Batteries and cell phones|
|Non-packaging plastic and metal items like hangers, toys and laundry baskets|
Propane and butane tanks
More tips to recycle correctly:
- Stomp and flatten paper and plastic items like milk containers and boxes before recycling. Reduce contamination:
- Empty and rinse containers before recycling
- Do not bundle items in a plastic bag - place items individually in Blue Box/Blue Cart (not in a bag)
- Do not stack items of different materials inside one another (e.g. plastics inside a tin can)
Save space in your bins: