Recycling and Garbage

Recycling Depot Update

July 5, 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.  Click here for the tentative schedule.

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.

Residential Recycling Program

The Recycling Depot is located on Glendale Avenue in Lions Park beside the Curling Rink.  It is operated by the RDCK.

The Salmo Depot accepts the following:

  • glass bottles (please remove and recycle lids separately)
  • paper
  • flattened cardboard and cardboard packaging
  • tin cans (labels off)
  • plastic 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. Styrofoam is not accepted in Salmo but can be taken to the Nelson depot.  Effective January 2020 they also accept hazardous waste year round.  The depot is down by the old train station / Nelson Chamber of Commerce.

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’s “What Can I Recycle” page for complete information on what you can and cannot recycle.

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 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 $3.00 per tag. Garbage is collected street side and residents should ensure their garbage is out for collection by 8 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