Stewardship Program
Other Recycling Programs
School Outreach Programs
What Happens to Recyclables 

Resource Links

Global Efforts


In the mid-1930's, the first "sanitary landfills" were built in California and New York. These were really only open pit dumps, covered with dirt regularly to hide trash and cut down on flies, rats and odors.

Resource Links

Recycle Council of BC is a multi-sectoral, non-profit, membership driven organization that promotes the principles of zero waste through information services, the exchange of ideas and research.

RecyclepediaWondering where to recycle a certain material anywhere in B.C.? Check out RCBC's comprehensive Recyclepedia. There is also a free, downloadable Recyclepedia App for your phone!

Product Care is a non-for-profit industry association that manages product stewardship programs for household hazardous and special waste on behalf of its members across Canada. Find out where your drop off locations for household paints, flammable liquids, pesticides and gasoline are (Carney's Depot on Queens Way is a drop off location) and learn more on how those products get recycled.


Recylcing in B.C. provides information for B.C. residents on packaging and printed paper products that can be recycled under M.M.B.C (Multi Material British Columbia).

Love Food - Hate Waste provides great ideas on how you can reduce food waste: Delicious recipes using your food left overs/ wrinkly vegetables, ideas on how to store food so it lasts longer and many more tips around food!

Squamish CAN (Squamish Climate Action Network) is a non-profit environmental organization with the goal to "educate, support, and empower the community of Squamish by developing, promoting, and implementing sustainable strategies to mitigate climate change." The Squamish CAN Zero Waste Action Team focuses on reducing waste and educating people about recycling and composting.  
If you would like to get involved/ volunteer, please contact

Squamish Rebuild for proper disposal of reusable building materials. Also sells used and new building materials to a highly discounted prize!  
Phone: 604 567-5551 

Mother Nature Network is filled with solutions-oriented tips and information that can help you make your life a little (or a lot) greener. Our eco-minded community includes fan sites, articles about how to go green, and forums where users can interact.

Kids Be Green has activities and fun projects for kids and earth friendly ideas and important information!

  • Kids will find lots of to do while discovering how to go green and help our planet. Connect with other earth-minded kids and share your ideas.
  • Parents will find solutions and information for keeping families safe and healthy at home and in school!