Materials Exchange

RCBC Materials Exchange (MEX)

Established in 1985, the RCBC MEX program is a free province-wide service facilitating the reuse and recycling of products and materials destined for the landfill. Basically, it’s a dating service for waste.

The RCBC MEX program is free online listing service that includes the Residential Reuses Program and the BC Industrial Materials Exchange (BC IMEX). Sign up for an account today by visiting or

BC Electronics Material Exchange (BC EMEX)

Did you know that over 36,000 tonnes of electronic waste was dumped in Canadian landfills in 1999? In BC, we have a solution that can help reduce the amount of e-waste that goes to our landfills. The BC EMEX program allows members to sell, give away or trade reusable electronic items. There are over 30 categories to choose from, including televisions, gaming consoles and computers. Sign up for an account today by visiting

Success Stories

In 7 years (2004-2010), the RCBC Materials Exchange programs have diverted over 558 tonnes of waste from BC landfills. Read some of our success stories below.

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