Nakusp Recycling Centre to be relocated

Starting in October, the recycling centre will be at a new location

The Nakusp Recylcing Depot will soon be relocated.

On Oct. 19, the depot, currently located at the Nakusp Recreation Centre, will be moved to the Nakusp Landfill.

The Village of Nakusp requested the change because the current depot os neat a water supply, and there are concerns about possible water contamination.

It is estimated that approximately $200,000 will be saved annually as the Redgionaly District makes changes to the recycling program.

The sub-central region, which spans north of Marblehead to south of Salmo, will see new front loads bins at RDCK recycling depots. The rest of the RDCK adopted the front load collection model in 2011 to great success.

The front load bins will increase collection efficiency. Recyclable materials are compacted en-route, with multiple sites being serviced on a single route.

“RDCK directors and staff continue the process of upgrading our resource recovery infrastructure,” said Tom Newell, chair of the Central Resource Recovery Committee.

“This revitalized recycling program, being safer, more efficient and at a reduced cost to our tax payers, is one more huge step forward.”

Those living in the sub-central region will no longer have to climb stairs to deposit recyclables. Materials collected will remain the same, and all material, including cardboard, will be co-mingled in a single stream.

Following the changes, blue bags will no longer be required at RDCK curbside services.

Changes made do not impact curbside service as these recycling programs are not an RDCK service and the public should seek information from their providers, or by contacting the Recycling Council of British Columbia.

Nakusp does have curbside collection for recyclables. Residents outside of village boundaries who do not receive curbside service will be able to deposit their recyclables at the same time and location they dispose of their garbage.

The recycling depot will be open during the same hours of operation as the landfill.

The Nakusp Landfill is located at 1420 Hot Springs Road, and the hours of operation are Mondays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The village would like to thank the public for their patience during the transition.