Household Hazardous Waste Events

These collection events happen every year and provide an oppurtunity to RDCK residents to responsibly dispose of hazardous waste for free. The Regional District of Central Kootenay hosted five Household Hazardous Waste Roundup Events in September 2018 at Creston, Salmo, Silverton, Nakusp and Castlegar.

There was no 2018 annual event scheduled in Nelson.  Instead of a one-day event to collect oil, pesticides, fertilizers and other household hazardous wastes, the RDCK is working on a program to provide year-round drop off in Nelson.  An official announcement and opening date will be released shortly.  Stay tuned to the local media!

The RDCK made every attempt to involve product stewards at the events as well to allow residents to drop off product stewardship items at the same time. Due to cost restraints, not all product stewards were available at all events. For information on BC’s product stewardship programs, including depot locations, visit: or 1-800-667-4321.

The following volumes of material were collected at the 2018 collection events:

  • 4235 L of used oil
  • 305 kg oil filters
  • 1230 L antifreeze
  • Over 16,000 L of other liquids (including paint, household adhesives, pesticides and fertilizers)
  • 5067 kg of used electronics

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Event Schedule

Date Location Time
Saturday, September 7, 2019

Castlegar Community Complex

2101 - 6th Avenue

10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday, September 14, 2019

Creston Community Complex

312 - 19th Avenue North

10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Kaslo Vimy Park

D Avenue

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Silverton Public Works Yard

421 Lake Avenue

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Nakusp Arena

200 - 8th Avenue NW

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The content on this page was last updated May 15 2019 at 2:33 PM