Recycling

Kitimat has two recycling centres:  Kitimat Understanding the Environment (KUTE) and Multi-Material BC (MMBC).

Materials recyclable at KUTE and the Return It Centre are detailed in the following documents:

Kitimat Understanding The Environment (KUTE)

Kitimat Understanding the Environment is a municipally funded extended producer recycling centre which has been operating since 1995.  It is funded by the District of Kitimat and by revenues from the sale of recyclables.

Recyclables accepted:

  • Small Appliances and Power Tools
  • Electronics
  • Light Bulbs & Fixtures
  • Smoke/CO2 Alarms
  • Reclaimed Bicycles
  • Household items through The Trading Post
  • Paper and Cardboard (non-corrugated)

KUTE also recycles cardboard and paper from Kitimat industrial projects and camps.  Hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm and Saturdays 11am - 4pm (closed Sundays and holidays).

Contact Information

Telephone:   250-632-6633
Address:      314 Railway Avenue (off Third Street in Service Centre, across the railway tracks)
Online:        kitimatrecycle@gmail.com or Facebook

Multi-Material BC (MMBC)

In 2011 BC's recycling regulation was updated to include packaging and printed paper.  The regulation shifts the responsibility for managing residential recycling of packaging and printed paper from regional and municipal governments (and their taxpayers) to business.

Multi-Material BC (MMBC) is a non-profit, industry led and financed organization that assumed responsiblity for managing residential packaging and printed paper recycling on behalf of industry in May 2014.

Residents can take MMBC accepted materials to the Kitimat Bottle Depot located at 428 Enterprise Avenue.  The depot is open Monday to Saturday from 10am - 5pm.

Questions or concerns regarding MMBC service at the Kitimat Bottle Depot should be forwarded to the operator directly at 250-632-3377.

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

The principle of this program is whomever designs, produces, sells and or uses a product has a shared responsibility to recycle that product.  The retailer that sold it must accept it for recycling and the consumer that purchased it is responsible for taking it to a recycling location.