Grohman Narrows Transfer Station Now Open

 NELSON - The new transfer and recycling station on Insight Drive west of Nelson is now open to the public, effective 8:30 a.m. today. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

Final operational transitions were completed yesterday followed by an official opening. RDCK Chair John Kettle and Central Resource Recovery Committee Chair Ron Mickel both praised the new facility in their remarks.

"This facility is a vast improvement over the previous Nelson Transfer Station," said Kettle. "It is user-friendly and state-of-the-art. A great deal of thanks goes to the members of the Central Resource Recovery Committee and the many local contractors for their efforts to make this facility a reality."

Central Resource Recovery Committee Chair and Area F Director Ron Mickel noted the completion of the project was years in the making. "Today’s event is the realization of a long- time dream of mine. This project was envisioned long before, during my previous career with the Ministry of Environment. To see it completed and operational is extremely satisfying."

Grohman Narrows Transfer Station replaces the facility on Lakeside Drive, and marks the first time in Nelson’s history that waste collection facilities have not been located on the waterfront. The $3.1 million dollar project was completed on time and on budget.

It is one phase of an overall investment in waste management facilities and infrastructure that will improve environmental performance as identified in the RDCK Resource Recovery Plan.

For further information, please contact:
Mike Morrison
Resource Recovery Manager

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