The Cranbrook Transfer Station is located behind Lordco Auto Parts just off Cranbrook Street North.
8:30am to 5:30pm seven days a week
(closed Christmas Day, New Years Day, Remembrance Day, Thanksgiving Day and Family Day)
Even though the Transfer Station is designed to collect garbage from both residential vehicles and City of Cranbrook Garbage Trucks, you will find all kinds of opportunities to recycle or leave items for reuse so they don't end up in the landfill.
The first thing you'll notice when entering the site, is the yellow bin recycle area. They yellow bins take all your paper, cardboard, tin/aluminum cans, grocery bags and household plastics #1-#6 (except Styrofoam).
There are also areas to recycle your scrap metal, clean wood waste, auto batteries and propane tanks. You'll see another area for yard and garden waste, which gets hauled to our Central Subregion Landfill for chipping before it becomes part of an on-site green waste program. The chips are mixed with top soil and are put on sections of the landfill as we close them. In addition, a large volume of the chips are currently being hauled to the Co-gen facility in Skookumchuck operated by Paper Excellence.
There is an area at the Transfer Station for tires; however, they are subject to a tipping fee and we strongly encourage residents to take their tires elsewhere. We have a tipping fee on tires because it costs us to handle and transport them. When you pay an eco fee on tires, it goes to Tire Stewardship BC, a Provincial non-profit society established to ensure the collection and recycling of tires. The RDEK does not get any funding from that program; however, you can take 4 tires at a time (off rim) to the following locations FREE OF CHARGE:
There is also a Reuse Centre at the Cranbrook Transfer Station, which accepts household items in good working condition. It's free to drop items off, and free to pick items up at the Reuse Centre. Some examples of things that can be taken to the Reuse Centre include:
Items that CANNOT be accepted in the Reuse Centre include: large appliances, scrap metal, wood, clothing, automotive parts and mattresses.
Televisions should be taken to the Cranbrook Bottle Depot for recycling.
Last edited: Fri, March 16, 2018 - 8:23:09