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.
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.
The BC Paint and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program includes household paint, domestic pesticides, flammable liquids and waste gasoline.
AlarmRecycle is a recycling program for used or expired smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.
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.
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.
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
- BC Recycling Regulation.
- Other BC product stewardship programs
- Expanded list of products designated by the BC MoE
- Notice issued by the BC Ministry of Environment regarding obligations of brandowners under the Recycling Regulation
- View Product Care's Annual Reports and Financial Statements
- Online Membership & Reporting System Guidelines
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