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Updated Recycling Program

Monday, January 31, 2022 Dear Owners/Residents,

Please be advised that a new recycling comes into effect February 1st, 2022, and certain milk, soya and other products can go in the yellow refundable bins now.

Starting on February 1st, milk and plant-based beverage containers will be part of the BC deposit program. This means a 10c deposit will be charged on “ready to drink” milk and plant-based beverages, like oat milk, soy milk or almond milk. Residents can receive the deposit refund when the container is returned to a participating return location.

The containers that are being transferred to the deposit program include (AND NOW GO IN YELLOW BINS, MUST BE WASHED OUT, FLATTEN IF POSSIBLE):

  • Milk and plant-based beverage cartons

  • Milk and plant-based beverage plastic jugs and containers

  • Milk and plant-based beverage metal containers

  • Milk and plant-based beverage glass containers

The following product containers will not have a deposit added and remain in the Recycle BC Program (AND STILL GO IN THE BLUE BINS MARKED CONTAINERS):

  • Whipping Cream

  • Coffee cream or other coffee additives

  • Buttermilk

  • Drinkable yogurt

  • Infant formula

• Dietary or meal supplement • Any dairy concentrates • Condensed or evaporated milk • Modified milk-derived products (e.g. Kefir) • Yogurt, pudding, cheese ice cream etc. For more information, and educational resources visit

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