Recycling donations to Kootenay Lake Hospital reach $46,000

Nelson – Today the Regional District of Central Kootenay and the Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre will present representatives from the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation with a cheque for $3,500. To date, the program has contributed over $46,000 to the KLH Foundation’s fundraising efforts. Donations represent profits from beverage containers collected at the Lakeside Drive Recycling Depot (formerly the Nelson Transfer Station).

"The Central Resource Recovery Committee is pleased to continue to support the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation’s projects" said Tom Newell, Director for Electoral Area F and Chair of the Committee. "This ongoing partnership between the Nelson Leafs and the RDCK continues to provide a meaningful benefit to the community."

The RDCK and the Nelson Leafs Recycling Center have partnered in the beverage container recycling program at the Nelson Transfer Station since 2010. Recycling bins provide residents with a convenient place to recycle refundable beverage containers while knowing that the profits from their donations are benefiting the community directly.

"Not only are we contributing to improving the services of our local hospital, but we are also making beverage container recycling accessible, thus keeping recyclable materials out of the landfill," stated Uli Wolf, General Manager of Environmental Services for the RDCK. The RDCK extends their thanks to the Nelson Leafs for their partnership in this program.

All refundable beverage containers are accepted in the bins at the Lakeside Drive Recycling Depot—sorting is not required! Residents must place individual containers into the bins; no bulk loads are accepted. Large volumes of containers are accepted at the Recycling Centre (Bottle Depot) located at 120 Silica Street.

In BC, approximately one billion beverage containers are recycled each year. Recycling saves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and relieves pressure on non-renewable resources. This is all good for the environment and great for our community. For more information on RDCK resource recovery programs and projects please visit


Contact Information:

Nicole Ward

Environmental Services Coordinator

Regional District of Central Kootenay

(250) 352-8192


Grant Wilson

Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre

(250) 354-4922














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