Recycling Council of Alberta

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The Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA) is a not-for-profit, non-political organization formed in 1987, and approved as an official charity in 1995. Its members include a wide array of organizations and individuals, including municipalities, corporations, small business, service providers, and non-profits, that come together to advance waste reduction and recycling in Alberta.


The RCA's mission is to promote and facilitate waste reduction, recycling, and resource conservation in the Province of Alberta. Through a consultative approach and support of partners (i.e., government, industry, stewardship organizations and other associations) and additional stakeholders, the RCA will pursue protection of the environment through resource conservation following the 3Rs hierarchy: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Residual Waste Management within a vision of a pathway to Zero Waste. Specifically, the RCA supports the development and ongoing provision of recycling and waste reduction programs in communities with a population of less than 25,000. 

Increasing recycling has strong societal triple bottom line advantages, including:

  • Environmental

o     Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reductions

o     Pollution prevention

o     Resource conservation

  • Social

o     Increased environmental awareness

o     Cleaner communities

  • Economic

o     Economic development

o     Jobs

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