That answer comes from Recycle BC, the provincial stewardship agency responsible for residential packaging and paper recycling. They also collect material in accordance with the Province of BC's Recycling Regulation.
Recycle BC offers this easy way to determine if material (that is recyclable) can be included in their system. If it's recyclable and its packaging or paper it's included. If it's a product, meaning it was the item you purchased (not the packaging around the item you purchased) it's not recyclable as part to their program. Find out more detail from Recycle BC.