Schedule Update for RDCK Recycling Depots

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.

Boswell Transfer Station, Crescent Valley, Creston (Helen Street), Creston Landfill, Grohman Narrows (Nelson), Nelson Recycling Depot (Lakeside), Ootischenia Landfill (Castlegar), and Yahk have all initiated service. Crawford Bay Transfer Station, Kokanee Park Marina, Riondel, Winlaw, and Ymir Transfer Station are launching between July 5 and July 13. The remaining facilities – Balfour Transfer Station, Burton Transfer Station, Edgewood Transfer Station, Kaslo Transfer Station, Marblehead Transfer Station, Nakusp Landfill, New Denver, Salmo, Silverton, and Slocan Transfer Station will be phased in over mid to late July.

Recycling Depots Currently Open

Boswell Transfer Station Crescent Valley Hall
Creston – Helen Street Creston Landfill
Grohman Narrows (Nelson) Nelson Recycling Depot (Lakeside)
Ootischenia Landfill (Castlegar) Yahk

Expecting to Launch week of July 5

Depot Closing Date Opening Date
Crawford Bay June 1 (site closed) July 5
Kokanee Park Marina June 26 July 7
Riondel June 30 July 13
Winlaw July 2 July 6
Ymir June 24 July 12

Expecting to Launch Mid-Late July

Balfour Transfer Station June 30 TBA July 2020
Burton Transfer Station June 25 TBA July 2020
Edgewood Transfer Station June 25 TBA July 2020
Kaslo Transfer Station June 30 TBA July 2020
Marblehead Transfer Station June 26 TBA July 2020
Nakusp Landfill July 2 TBA July 2020
New Denver June 29 TBA July 2020
Salmo June 24 TBA July 2020
Silverton June 29 TBA July 2020
Slocan Transfer Station June 29 TBA July 2020

* All dates are subject to change. Please check the RDCK website for updates on launch dates.

The RDCK apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause to residents. All depots will experience periods where no recycling collection will occur while site preparations and new infrastructure is installed. Our plans were for minimal closures, but delays are due to a mix of issues, resulting from COVID-19 and the province-wide transition of Recycle BC’s main contractor, including shortages of required infrastructure (roll off bins). We will continue to announce launch dates for the later phases as we have confirmation from our contractors and staff.