Developed by The Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC), in partnership with the Society for Promoting Environmental Conversation (SPEC), the free app is a quick and simple tool that helps users find over 1,000 drop-off locations and recycling options for over 70 materials or products across BC.
The App, available for both iPhones & Androids, provides users a list of the 10 nearest depots, based on the phones location, as well as a Google map with directions. Both App’s provide the option to call the RCBC Recycling Hotline for additional questions.
The App covers materials managed by industry product stewardship or Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs in British Columbia, such as batteries, electronics, paints & pharmaceuticals. The App’s are available to download from the iTunes App Store or the Android Market.
Seeking a fun, mobile project that could help the community, App developer Colin Smith volunteered more than 100 hours designing the iPhone App, while volunteer Cameron Gandevia designed the Android App. Both focused their applications on making it easier for users to find recycle depots. The graphics for both were designed by freelance graphic designer Shawn LaPaix.
The Recycling Council of British Columbia is a multi-sectoral, non-profit, membership driven charitable organization that promotes the principles of zero waste through information services, research and the exchange of ideas. RCBC is Canada’s longest-serving recycling council. Since 1974 it has led B.C.’s progressive policy of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs and other initiatives to find innovative ways to eliminate waste and decrease British Columbia's environmental footprint.
For more information about RCBC visit rcbc.bc.ca.