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GHG Curbside and Multi-Family Collection (Recycle BC)

Summary of requested data

We are asking for the following information to be provided for Curbside and Multi-family recycling collection:

  • Class of vehicles used for recycling collection
  • Type of fuel used for collection vehicles
  • Total amount of fuel used by collection vehicles, separated by vehicle class
  • Total paper (by weight in KG) of packaging and paper product recycling-related material purchased (e.g., recycling guides, pamphlets)
  • Type of paper purchased for materials on previous line, and % recycled content

The following sections describe in more detail what we are requesting that you track, record, and report to Recycle BC for GHG reporting purposes.

Further Description

Collection Fleet

What classes of vehicles are being used for collection of packaging and paper product from Curbside or Multi-family households?

  • Light Duty Truck
    • SUVs, minivans, full size vans, pickup trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating under 3856 Kg (8500lbs) and a curb weight under 2722 Kg (6000 lbs)
  • Heavy Duty
    • Road vehicles with a gross vehicle weight over 3856 Kg (8500 lbs) and a curb weight over 2722 Kg (6000 lbs)

What is the total amount and type of fuel consumed by each vehicle class (e.g. Heavy Duty vehicle; 1,000 litres of diesel)?

  • If the total amount and type of fuel consumed per vehicle class is not available, then we will need to know the number of kilometers travelled by each vehicle type (i.e. total mileage). Please contact Recycle BC to determine the appropriate methodology for reporting on kilometres travelled.

Program Maintenance/Staff Activity

  • Please include fuel usage associated with site inspections/auditing, route monitoring or maintenance.

Recycle BC Allocation

Recycle BC recognizes that your curbside and/or multi-family collection activities may not be entirely related to Recycle BC materials. Recycle BC only requires you to report on GHG data that relates to Recycle BC-related activities within your recycling program.

To accurately report only Recycle BC GHG data, we recommend you apply a consistent methodology for calculating this allocation.

For example, if your fleet is also used for garbage, organics or commercial recycling collection, please only report the fuel or kilometres driver for the collection of residential packaging and paper product.


Example Scenario: Activity of collection vehicle(s)

If the vehicle used for your residential PPP collection also collects other non-waste packaging and paper materials (ie. organics, garbage, etc.), please allocate only the share of fuel/kilometers driven to only the activities pertaining to the collection of PPP for your residential recycling program.

Paper Use 

For additional information, please click here.

 Questions and Support

Information about GHG reporting, reporting guides, webinar materials and FAQs can all be found on the Recycle BC GHG reporting webpage:

Please contact Recycle BC’s GHG Reporting Team should you need assistance with filing your reports or if you have questions:


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