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RDCK Joins Recycle BC

Starting in June and continuing throughout summer 2020 depots will join the Recycle BC (RBC) program and accept new materials including plastic bags and Styrofoam. RBC is a Product Stewardship Program mandated to collect and recycle residential printed paper and packaging. The RBC Depot Guide describes these new materials and the categories they should be sorted in when brought to the depot. RDCK depots will join the RBC program in phases throughout the summer and receive upgrades to their colletction equipment, security and supervision as well as new hours of operation. 

Here is what you need to know about recycling with Recycle BC

The phased depot closure and launch dates are expected as follows:

Depot

Closing Date

Opening Date

Creston - Helen Street

June 22

June 26

Creston Landfill

 

 

Ootischenia

No Disruption in Service

 

June 22

June 27

 

 

June 26

Nelson Lakeside

June 22

June 26

Crescent Valley Hall

June 23

June 26

Salmo and Ymir

June 24

TBA July 2020

Boswell

June 25

June 27

Burton and Edgewood

June 25

TBA July 2020

Grohman Narrows 

June 26

June 29

Marblehead

June 26

TBA July 2020

Riondel

June 28 (tentative)

TBA July 2020

Yahk

June 26

June 27

Crawford Bay

June 30

July 5 

Slocan, New Denver and Silverton

June 29

TBA July 2020

Balfour and Kaslo

June 30 

TBA July 2020

Nakusp and Winlaw

July 2

TBA July 2020

Kokanee Marina

July 3

TBA July 2020

*All dates are subject to change

COVID-19 Update

All RDCK Landfills and Transfer Stations have resumed normal operations and are accepting accepting payment and all regularly accepted materials.

The Reuse Sheds remain closed at all facilities.

For more information please visit FAQS:  COVID-19 and RDCK Waste Facilities.

Other recycling services such as bottle depots, electronics and paint return depots have also been affected by COVID-19. These facilities are not operated by the RDCK and it is up to the individual owners to decide to remain open or to close. The Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) and Encorp Pacific (Return-It Bottle Depots) are updating their websites to reflect which facilities are operating at this time.

Refundable beverage containers are acceptable in both curbside recycling collection and in the green bins at RDCK depots but no deposit refund will be provided. Electronics, paint, lightbulbs, batteries and other specialty recyclable items are NOT ACCEPTED in curbside and RDCK depot programs and should be stored by residents until drop-off facilities have reopened.

PUBLIC NOTICES 

Overview of Resource Recovery in the RDCK

The RDCK covers a large geographical area and resource recovery services are divided into three sub-regions (East, Central & West). Each sub-region reflects the needs of the local communities. Resource recovery services include waste handling facilities, community recycling depots, materials recovery and environmental education.

The RDCK operates three active landfills:

The RDCK also operates 12 transfer stations:

The goal of resource recovery is to educate people to produce less waste and to encourage healthier environments. This can be achieved by following Zero Waste guidelines, think less waste! Reducing, Reusing, Recycling, Recovering and Returning refundable materials all make waste reduction a success.

Resource Recovery Facilities Regulatory Bylaw

The Resource Recovery Facilities Regulatory Bylaw clarifies disposal policies.  This Bylaw reaffirms the RDCK's commitment to implementing best practices in resource recovery and has the following general objectives:

  • To define material types and waste categories
  • To outline site regulations governing public use of Resource Recovery Facilities
  • To clearly outline restrictions on Prohibited and Controlled waste materials
  • To provide for penalties from contravention of the Bylaw
  • To set fees for waste disposal and recyclable materials.

Resource Recovery Plan

Regional Districts are required under provincial regulations to develop a Solid Waste Management Plan. In the RDCK, to reflect our focus on waste reduction and reuse, this plan is referred to as the 'Resource Recovery Plan'.

Visit the 2019 Resource Recovery Plan Update webpage for more information.

Resource Recovery Plan Advisory Committee

In order to promote a higher level of public involvement in the Resource Recovery Plan implementation process the RDCK has established an Advisory Committee. Committee members have been appointed however the general public are encouraged to participate in the Resource Recovery Plan implementation process by attending RRPAC meetings. Committee membership is not required to attend meetings.

RRPAC Terms of Reference

The content on this page was last updated June 30 2020 at 4:24 PM