BC Product Stewardship Programs

Product Care manages a number of product stewardship programs in BC. Please click on the applicable “button” below for information on each of the programs, including depot locations and a list of accepted products.

Fluorescent Light Bulbs

LightRecycle is a non-profit program to responsibly recycle lighting products in BC. The program includes all lights, lamps, fixtures and ballasts used in residential, institutional, commercial and industrial applications.

Hazardous Household Waste

The BC Paint and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program includes household paint, domestic pesticides, flammable liquids and waste gasoline.

Recycle Smoke Detectors

AlarmRecycle is a recycling program for used or expired smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.

Small Appliances

ElectroRecycle is a small appliance and power tools recycling program. ElectroRecycle is run by the Canadian Electrical Stewardship Association (CESA) and managed by Product Care Association.

Recycle Smoke Detectors

The OPEIC Recycling Program is a recycling program for electrical outdoor power equipment. The program is run by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute of Canada (OPEIC) and managed by Product Care Association.

Major Appliance Recycling BC

MARR is a not-for-profit stewardship agency focused on enhancing the performance and transparency of the existing market-based system of collecting and recycling major household appliances in BC.


For information on current BC Product Stewardship programs, see British Columbia's Recycling Handbook

Recycling and Waste Management Report, Media Planet and Vancouver Sun - Product Care was featured in an independent report focused on recycling and waste management in BC. Published on August 18, 2011, the 8-page report reached 461,000 Sun readers through a 179,000 print circulation. Click here to view the report online.

Video: How Product Stewardship works in BC