Nakusp Weigh Scale




Improvements are coming to the Nakusp Landfill this summer, as the RDCK installs a new weigh scale and develops a new public drop-off recycling facility. 

Currently at the Nakusp, facility tipping fees are charged on the basis of the volume of waste delivered.  Installation of the scale will allow the RDCK to implement weight-based charges which are considered to be more fair to customers and will align the Nakusp Landfill with industry best practices.

“We are excited about moving forward with this upgrade as it will improve service to the community,” says Ann Bunka, chair of the RDCK’s West Resource Recovery Committee. “The project will also help the RDCK to reach its Zero Waste goals.”

The construction contract has been awarded to KNC Construction Ltd. of Nakusp.  Construction is anticipated to start August 9th with an estimated project duration of 8 to 10 weeks.

The Nakusp Landfill will remain open throughout the construction period, and minimal disruption to the public is expected.  A one-day closure of the site may be required in the late stages of the project.  The RDCK will provide advance notice should a site closure be required.

We appreciate the public’s cooperation and patience during the construction period. If you have any questions please contact the RDCK at 250-352-6665 or check out our website at


For further information, please contact:

Mike Morrison
Resource Recovery Manager


The content on this page was last updated July 25 2016 at 2:38 PM