Residential plastic containers can be recycled for free through the provincial Recycle BC
program. In the Capital Region this is available through the curbside blue box recycling program
as well as some drop off locations.
Codes found on plastics refer to the type of plastic the material is made from, but this often doesn't help us find the right way to recycle it. If you want to know if your plastic container can be recycled at the curb in your blue box, please check out Recycle BC materials list
Plastic containers that can be recycled includes plastic clamshell packaging for produce or baked goods, containers for soaps, detergents, condiments and food oils and food product containers such as yogurt and cheese.
Refundable plastic bottles are managed through the beverage container return program. See the listing for Beverage Containers (refundable)
for the location of collection facilities in the region.