The Recycling Program is a part of Archway (formally known as Abbotsford Community Services) and began in the early 70’s as one of the first recycling programs in the province of British Columbia. It started as a program to provide meaningful employment for the traditionally hard to employ and continues to advocate for this today.
Previously, the program marketed all the recycling collected direct to market, but as of April 3, 2017, the City of Abbotsford and District of Mission became participating members of the provincial Recycle BC Program, who is now responsible for the recycling of residential printed paper and packaging.
Recycling Education Program
The Education Program attends and organizes many community events like the Environmental Mind Grind, Agrifair, and the Mission Candlelight Parade promoting both recycling and environmental awareness.