Recycling and Garbage

Recycling Depot Update

July 15, 2020 – Nelson, BC: The transition to Recycle BC has begun for the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) with several recycling depots now open and offering the new service. Salmo’s station is scheduled to open on July 22nd.  The Recycling Depot is located on Glendale Avenue in Lions Park in the fenced area in front of the “recycle building” and is operated by the RDCK for Recycle BC.  The depot will be staffed and open four days a week between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Residential Recycling Program Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
(All Depots are CLOSED on all Statutory Holidays.)

The Salmo Depot accepts the following per the RDCK Recycling Guide:

  • glass bottles (please remove and recycle lids separately)
  • paper
  • flattened cardboard and cardboard packaging
  • tin cans (labels off)
  • plastic packaging
  • styrofoam packaging

All items must be clean and not have any food waste in order not to attracts bears, rats and other critters and so it is not rejected by the companies that turn recycling in to new products. So please be sure to wash your bottles and cans before recycling.

Aluminum pop and beer cans and recyclable beverage containers can be taken to the Salmo Value-Mart Bottle Depot & Supplies on Hwy.#3 or cans and plastic pop bottles can donated to the “Grad” program in the bins outside of SVYCC..

Visit the RDCK’sWhat Can I Recycle”page for complete information on what you can and cannot recycle.  And click here to learn “Why the RDCK changed recycling in the district”.

Recycling BC Guide.

Hazardous Waste

Effective January 2020 the Nelson depot will  accept hazardous waste year round.  The depot is down by the old train station / Nelson Chamber of Commerce.

Compostable Yard & Garden Waste Collection

The Village picks up compostable yard and garden waste twice a year – once in the spring and once in the fall.

*Please remember that all compostable waste must be bagged in see-through bags and that all branches must be bundled into stacks. All compostable waste for pick up and removal must be placed out on the curbside by 8:00 am each day. Any waste not following these guidelines will not be removed. Thank-you in advance for your co-operation.

yard waste

Residential Garbage Collection

The Village of Salmo contracts Alpine Group for the collection of residential garbage. Please note that commercial and industrial operations are required to make provisions for their own garbage collection. Residential garbage is picked up every Wednesday and includes 2 bags per household; extra garbage tags are available at the Village Office for $3.50 per tag. Garbage is collected street side and residents should ensure their garbage is out for collection by 8:00 am.

Alpine Group of Company

Interior Main Office
9370 Hwy 22A
Trail, BC V1R 4W6
T: 250-367-0099
F: 250-367-9477
E: [email protected]

garbage truck