Waste Disposal User Fees

RESOURCE RECOVERY PUBLIC NOTICES

New User Fees effective May 1, 2021

The RDCK is committed to operating “user pay” facilities, which means that the fees collected at transfer stations and landfills should cover 100% of costs to run those facilities. At present, however these funds are not fully meeting operating costs and the shortfall is therefore made up through taxation. 

Additional revenues are also required to fund future projects designed to extend landfill lifespans. For example, a regional organics management program will decrease landfilling volumes and create a re-useable compost; this can add years of operating life to a landfill. In the long term, diversion programs such as this are a simpler and less expensive option than trying to find a suitable site for a new landfill. 

In keeping with rising operating costs and regulatory requirements, a new fee structure for disposing of Containers (maximum 121 L can/ bin OR maximum 81 cm by 102 cm [32” by 40”] bag) will be effective May 1, 2021.

CENTRAL SUB-REGION – Balfour, Central (Salmo), Grohman Narrows (Nelson), Kaslo, Marblehead, Ymir Transfer Stations:

In the Central Sub-Region, the price per Container will increase to $3.50 each for the first FOUR Containers. For Loads of Mixed Waste greater than four containers, a minimum charge of $12.50 will be applied.

# Containers One Two Three Four >Four Containers
Scaled Facilities
(Balfour, Central, Grohman Narrows)
$3.50 $7.00 $10.50 $14.00 The greater of $12.50 OR >100kg Loads at $125/tonne
Volume Facilities
(Kaslo, Marblehead, Ymir)
$3.50 $7.00 $10.50 $14.00 The greater of $12.50 OR the volume charge of $30/m3

 

WEST SUB-REGION – Ootischenia and Nakusp Landfills, Slocan, Rosebery, Edgewood and Burton Transfer Stations:

In the West Sub-Region, the price per Container will change to $3.00 each for the first FOUR Containers. For Loads of Mixed Waste greater than four containers, a minimum charge of $12.50 will be applied. 

# Containers One Two Three Four >Four Containers
Scaled Facilities
(Ootischenia, Nakusp)
$3.00 $6.00 $9.00 $12.00 The greater of $12.50 OR >100kg Loads at $125/tonne
Volume Facilities
(Slocan, Rosebery, Edgewood, Burton)
$3.00 $6.00 $9.00 $12.00 The greater of $12.50 OR the volume charge of $30/m3

 

EAST SUB-REGION – Creston Landfill, Crawford Bay and Boswell Transfer Stations:

In the East Sub-Region, the price per Container will change to $3.00 each for the first FOUR Containers. For Loads of Mixed Waste greater than four containers, a minimum charge of $12.50 will be applied.

# Containers One Two Three Four >Four Containers
Scaled Facilities
(Creston)
$3.00 $6.00 $9.00 $12.00 The greater of $12.50 OR >100kg Loads at $125/tonne
Volume Facilities
(Boswell, Crawford Bay, Yahk)
$3.00 $6.00 $9.00 $12.00 The greater of $12.50 OR the volume charge of $30/m3

 

Do you have municipal curbside service? For loads under 100kg, curbside pickup is cheaper than self-hauling, saves time and reduces Greenhouse Gas emissions and traffic at busy sites!

More is Less: Paying by the tonne is cheaper than by the Container. Fewer trips and larger loads cost less.

Not sure which waste sub-region you live in?
Check this MAP

 

The content on this page was last updated April 7 2021 at 11:55 AM