Where Can I Recycle?

RDCK has joined Recycle BC

Starting in June and continuing throughout summer 2020 RDCK Recycling Depots joined the Recycle BC (RBC) program.  RBC is a Product Stewardship Program mandated to collect and recycle residential printed paper and packaging.

All RDCK Recycling Depots received upgrades to their collection equipment, security and supervision as well as new hours of operation (see below).  

All RDCK Recycling Depots are fully operational and now accept new materials including plastic bags and styrofoam.  The RBC Depot Guide describes these new materials and the categories they should be sorted in when brought to the depot.

RBC designates recycling depots as Core or Satellite locations. Core depots must collect all RBC’s category types, however due to the additional hauling costs and space restrictions only the three main categories of recycling will be accepted at satellite depots: paper & cardboard, plastic & metal containers, and glass.

Core Depots vs Satellite Depots

Core depots are supported by RecycleBC and will accept the full range of materials. Satellite depots are sites that RBC would not guarantee support for but the RDCK decided to operate at its own expense to maintain recycling services in those areas. Space is often limited at Satellite depot sites so for now these sites will accept only the three main categories of recycling:  paper & cardboard, plastic & metal containers, and glass. These usually account for the majority of people’s recycling so more regular trips to the depot can be completed at satellites while Styrofoam, plastic bags and other plastic films should be saved for trips to the nearest core depot.

Some depots ceased operation when the new program began and others have new hours of operation as described below. 

RDCK Recycling Depots

(All Depots are CLOSED on all Statutory Holidays.)

Central Subregion (Nelson, Kaslo, Salmo, Electoral Areas D, E, F & G)

Materials should be sorted into separate categories before arriving at depots and deposited into the designated container for each recycling stream. Recycling in blue bags must be emptied before being deposited into containers. Cardboard bins for businesses only are located at the Nelson Lakeside, Salmo and Kaslo depots. 

Curbside recycling programs are available in Nelson and Kaslo. It is important to note that these curbside pick up programs are operated by the municipalites through a partnership with Recycle BC, not the RDCK

For more information on the curbside recycling programs contact:

East Subregion (Creston, Electoral Areas A, B & C)

Materials should be sorted into separate categories before arriving at depots and deposited into the designated container for each recycling stream. Recycling in blue bags must be emptied before being deposited into containers. Cardboard bins for businesses only are located at the Creston Helen Street Depot. 

West Subregion (Castlegar, Nakusp, New Denver, Silverton, Slocan, Areas H, I, J & K)

Materials should be sorted into separate categories before arriving at depots and deposited into the designated container for each recycling stream. Recycling in blue bags must be emptied before being deposited into containers. Cardboard bins for businesses only are located at the Ootischenia, Crescent Valley, New Denver and Nakusp depots. 

Residents within the Village of Nakusp, City of Castlegar and portions of Electoral Areas H, I and J have curbside recycling programs operated under the RecycleBC program. 

For more information contact:

  • Village of Nakusp at (250) 265-3689
  • City of Castlegar at (250) 365-7227
  • Alpine Disposal at 1-866-596-5444 (for Electoral Areas H, I and J)

 

 

The content on this page was last updated September 6 2020 at 10:53 AM