MMBC Trashes Old Name
Prince George, B.C. – The organization that is in charge of collecting and handling packaging and paper materials from your curbside has decided to “re-brand” itself.
Originally known as Multi-Materials BC (MMBC), it is now called “RecycleBC”.
“It’s important that we have a clearly defined name so British Columbians understand who we are and what we do,” said Allen Langdon, Managing Director of Recycle BC. “This rebrand is part of an ongoing effort to connect with the public so they recycle more, and recycle correctly. Our new name will help support that goal.”
To kick start the new era under the new name, Recycle BC has launched a challenge it hopes will get more people talking and thinking about the importance of recycling.
A social media contest has been launched in partnership with the Vancouver Whitecaps. The contest calls on residents to share their best recycling photos, tips and ideas on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or the RecycleBC.ca website using the hashtag #RecycleBC. Contestants have a chance to win suite tickets for a group of six, or pairs of tickets in monthly draws.
Prince George is one of 156 B.C. communities participating in the RecycleBC program. The curbside blue box program runs every second week in conjunction with garbage pick up in the various zones of the City.
- 97 – Percentage of British Columbians with access to recycling services or depots
- Over 186,000 – Tonnes of materials collected annually
- Over 1,200 – Businesses that financially support the program
- Over 200 – Depots throughout the province
- 156 – Participating communities
Information about residential recycling, including the full list of materials that are accepted, is available at RecycleBC.