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.

Over 1000 vehicles came to the 2017 collection events and the following volumes of material were collected:

  • 9635 L of used oil
  • 504 kg oil filters
  • 1845 L antifreeze
  • Over 50,000 L of other liquids (including paint, tar, corrosives and toxics)
  • 9000 kg of used electronics

The content on this page was last updated October 1 2018 at 2:44 PM