The typical household garbage can contains 5% metal,
6% glass, 7% plastic, 32% paper and 32% yard and
kitchen waste, most which can be recycled and/or
composted. The other 18% consists of items that need
to be taken to the landfill.
The third step in the waste hierarchy, recycling, is an integral part of waste reduction. Recycling is a very broad term referring to the conversion of waste into a useful material (resource with an economic value). Materials to be recycled are either brought to a collection center or picked up from the curbside, then sorted, cleaned, and reprocessed into new materials bound for manufacturing.
What Happens to Recycled Materials?
Recycling Facilities in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
Where Can I take my recyclable materials? – Recycling Brochures
Wondering if a certain item can be recycled? Call the Environmental Services Department at 250-692-3195 or check out