RCBC Publications

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Policy Positions

Approved RCBC Public Policy Positions

Comprehensive listing of RCBC's approved public policy positions on various issues from 1992 to present.

Background Papers

Disclaimer: RCBC reports reflect knowledge available at the time of writing and may no longer represent the most up-to-date information. 

Organics Working Group Report: Best Practices for Multi-Family Food Scraps Collection  (Released: March 2011)

 Summary: The research for this report was completed with the assistance and collaboration of the Recycling Council of BC's Organics Working Group. This report provides municipalities, regional governments and other interested parties with multi-family food scrap collection best practices to date.

Organics Working Group Report: Recommendations for Residential Collection (Released: October 1, 2009)

Summary: This report is the complete list of recommendations developed by the Organics Working Group most relevant for collection programs designed to service single family homes


On the Road to Zero Waste: Priorities for Local Governments (Released: June 22, 2009)

Summary: This report provides guidance to municipal and regional governments across B.C. on the actions, tools and opportunities available to them to increase the 3Rs and move closer to achieving zero waste.

Examining the Waste-to-Energy Option  (Released: October 24, 2008)

Summary: The Recycling Council of B.C. (RCBC) has produced a background paper which examines the current waste-to-energy discussion within Metro Vancouver and, in particular, examines the proposal by Plasco Energy, since this company has provided one of the more detailed, serious and innovative proposals to Metro Vancouver.

RCBC Backgrounder: 'Degradable Plastic Bags' (Released: November 3, 2008)

Summary: As the use of degradable plastic increases, so does the confusion surrounding the environmental claims put forward by the degradable bag industry. RCBC has created this backgrounder with the hope of better informing the public, elected officials and the media. 

Annual Reports   

2013-2014 Annual Report (Released: May 28, 2014)
2012-2013 Annual Report
Released: May 24, 2013) 
2011-2012 Annual Report (Released: May 20, 2012) 
2010-2011 Annual Report (Released: June 8, 2011)
2009-2010 Annual Report (Released: May 25, 2010)


B.C. Municipal Solid Waste Tracking Reports

The B.C. Ministry of Environment has been tracking progress in reducing the amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) requiring disposal by means of annual MSW Tracking Reports, containing data supplied by regional districts.

2006 Report
2003-2005 Report
Previous Reports 1997-2002