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Service Packaging

This information helps stewards report using the correct material categories. If you require further assistance determining which category is right for your materials, please use the Materials Tool.

For the definition of Service Packaging, please refer to Section 1.9 of the Guidebook for Stewards.

COMMON PRODUCTS

COMPONENTS

TYPICAL WERECYCLE MATERIAL SUBCATEGORIES

REPORTING TIPS

Receipts

Retail receipt

  • Other Printed Materials
 

Credit / debit receipt

  • Other Printed Materials
 

Carry-out bags

Point of Sale

  • PLA, PHA, PHB – Carry Out Bags
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Kraft Paper Bags – Point of Sale
  • Natural and Synthetic Textiles
  • LDPE or HDPE Film – Carry Out Bags
  • Paper Laminates

If reporting in Manitoba, report both number of units of bags supplied as well as KG of bags supplied.

Report packaging made of Natural and Synthetic Textiles in Ontario only.

Reusable bags purchased by residential consumers should not be included in your report.

Report laminated Kraft bags as Paper Laminates.

Recycle BC: Learn more about Service Packaging

Self-service bulk bags

 

Produce, Bakery or Bulk Item bags

  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • LDPE or HDPE Film
  • PLA, PHA, PHB – Plastic Film
  • Kraft Paper Bags – Point of Sale
  • Paper Laminates
  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
Recycle BC: Learn more about Service Packaging

Twist tie

  • Paper Laminates
  • Other Steel Containers and Packaging – Non-Beverage
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
  • Paper Laminates
Recycle BC: Learn more about Service Packaging

Complementary gift wrapping

Sealing sticker

  • Paper Laminates
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage
Recycle BC: Learn more about Service Packaging

Wrapping paper

  • Paper Laminates
  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Kraft Paper – Non-Laminated
  • Plastic Laminates (Non-Beverage)

Report laminated Kraft bags as Paper Laminates.

Recycle BC: Learn more about Service Packaging

Tissue paper

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging

Recycle BC: Learn more about Service Packaging

Ribbon

  • Natural and Synthetic Textiles
  • Plastic Laminates – Non-Beverage

Report packaging made of Natural and Synthetic Textiles in Ontario only.

Recycle BC: Learn more about Service Packaging

Gift box

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
Recycle BC: Learn more about Service Packaging

Tissue Paper

N/A

  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
Recycle BC: Learn more about Service Packaging

Gift card holder

N/A

  • Other Printed Materials
  • Boxboard and Other Paper Packaging
  • Other Plastic Packaging (not listed above)- <5L – Non-Beverage
Do not report gift cards. 

Coupons / scratch cards

N/A

  • Other Printed Materials
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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