Garbage & Recycling

Please note:  Due to a change in procedure, we will now be accepting propane tanks from 100 lbs and down, at our sites.

The RDEK operates 5 urban transfer stations, 15 rural transfer stations and 2 landfills.

In 2013, we buried 43,214 MT of garbage and diverted over 12,000 metric tonnes of ashphalt shingles, land clearing waste, clean wood waste, scrap metal and yard and garden waste.

In the RDEK, we have a strong focus on recycling.  We have a yellow bin recycling program with over 600 yellow bins out across the East Kootenay for the collection of recyclables. In 2013 we processed just over 5475 metric tonnes of recyclables.  In addition to the RDEK's yellow bin program, there are a number of provincial recycling programs, known as Provincial Extended Producer Programs.

To learn more about our recycling program, the provincial extended producer programs (like oil, tires, batteries and electronics), or to get the hours of operation for specific transfer stations or landfills, visit the links from the menu on the left.

You can also email your questions to:


Quarterly Reports

Third Quarter

Second Quarter

First Quarter

2017 Annual Groundwater Monitoring Reports


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