Who We Are

Product stewardship is an environmental management strategy guided by the principle that whoever designs, produces, sells, or uses a product takes responsibility for minimizing that product's environmental impact.

By diverting recyclable materials from the landfill, we can reduce the need to develop new landfill sites. The diverted materials can be reused and we can save the energy needed to produce new products from raw materials.

BC product stewards have committed to recycling their products safely and responsibly. By returning your products to the appropriate collection sites, you can guarantee a safe and responsible recycling process.

STEWARD WHAT THEY RECYCLE MORE INFO
AlarmRecycle
ALARMS
www.regeneration.ca
Smoke alarms, Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, Combination smoke & CO alarms.
Call2Recycle
BATTERIES
www.call2recycle.ca
Consumer batteries weighing less than 5 kilograms.
Brewers Distributors Ltd.
BEER CONTAINERS
www.envirobeerbc.com
Refillable glass beer, cider & cooler bottles and metal beverage alcohol cans.
Return-It Beverage
BEVERAGE CONTAINERS
www.return-it.ca
Used beverage containers such as aluminum cans, plastic & glass bottles, other metal cans, drink boxes and cartons. Alcohol containers such as wines, spirits, liqueurs and non-refillable beer, cider and cooler bottles.
Recycle My Cell
CELL PHONES
www.recyclemycell.ca
Cell phones and their batteries. All types of cell phones are accepted regardless of size, make, model or age.
OPEIC
ELECTRICAL OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT
www.opeic.ca
Handheld, walk-behind and free-standing electrical outdoor power equipment and lawn tractors.
Return-It powered by EPRA
ELECTRONICS
www.return-it.ca www.recyclemyelectronics.ca
Desktop Computers + Accessories, Portable Computers + Accessories, Display Products + Accessories, Printing, Scanning + Multifunction Devices, Audio Products + Accessories, Video Products + Accessories, Video Gaming Systems + Accessories, Cellular, Telephones + Answering Machines, E-Toys, Electronic Musical Instruments, IT + Telecom Devices, Medical Monitoring Control Devices.
Canadian Battery Association
LEAD-ACID BATTERIES
www.canadianbatteryassociation.ca
All consumer and industrial lead-acid batteries.
LightRecycle
LIGHTING EQUIPMENT
www.lightrecycle.ca
All residential, commercial, institutional and industrial lighting products (lamps, fixtures and ballasts) ranging from light-bulbs to flashlights, table lamps and chandeliers.
Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable
MAJOR APPLIANCES
www.marrbc.ca
Major appliances that have been designated for residential use.
Health Products Stewardship Association
MEDICATION
www.healthsteward.ca
All prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications in oral dosage and natural health products in oral dosage.
MMBC
PACKAGING + PRINTED PAPER
www.multimaterialbc.ca
Packaging and printed paper supplied to BC residents, including printed paper and cardboard; glass bottles and jars; paper, plastic, and metal containers; non-deposit glass bottles and jars; plastic bags and overwrap; plastic foam packaging.
Regeneration
PAINT AND HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
www.regeneration.ca
Household (architectural) paint and paint aerosols, flammable solvents, pesticides (domestic), gasoline. Paint exchange available at select collection sites in BC.
ElectroRecycle
SMALL APPLIANCES
www.electrorecycle.ca
Small appliances and power tools, ranging in size from toasters and hand-held drills to countertop microwaves, vacuums and bench-top table saws.
Switch the Stat
THERMOSTATS
www.switchthestat.ca
All older mercury containing thermostats.
Tire Stewardship BC
TIRES
www.tsbc.ca
Car tires (both on and off rim), bike tires and tubes.
BCUOMA
USED OIL + ANTIFREEZE
www.usedoilrecycling.com
Oil and antifreeze, oil filters, oil containers and antifreeze containers.