Kimberley Transfer Station

The Kimberley Transfer Station is located at 800 Jim Ogilvie Way.

Hours of Operation:

8:30am to 5:30pm seven days a week
(closed Christmas Day, New Years Day, Remembrance Day, Thanksgiving Day and Family Day)
If you have questions regarding disposal or about the site please contact the Environmental Services Assistant at: 250-489-6900 or send email to

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Even though the Transfer Station is designed to collect garbage from both residential vehicles and City of Kimberley 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. This transfer station offers the following services for collection of:

  • Residential Garbage
  • Construction and Demolition Waste -small loads only (about the size of a pick up truck)
  • Yard and Garden Waste
  • Wood Waste 
  • Scrap Metal – includes large appliances and 20 lbs propane tanks
  • Diabetes Canada Clothing Donation bins
  • Car Battery Recycling
  • Small Battery Recycling
  • Re-Use Centre
  • Electronics Recycling - does not include light fixtures
  • Soil -small loads only (about the size of a pick up truck)

Recycling at the Transfer Station:

On March 4, 2019, the RDEK opened its first Recycle BC Depot at the Kimberley Transfer Station. This Recycle BC Depot is for residential recycling and collects a much wider array of recyclables than the regional yellow bin program. CLICK HERE to view the brochure with the list of recyclables accepted at the Kimberley Transfer Station.  The recycling area is to the right as you enter the transfer station site and there is signage indicating what goes where (see the brochure for the product categories).  To help make your visit to the recycling area seamless, setting up a "pre-sort" system at home can save you some time:

  • One bin for paper and cardboard - this would be for everything under the "paper & cardboard products" header on the brochure
  • One bin for all plastic containers and metal - this would be everything under the "metal containers and plastic containers" headers on the brochure
  • One bin for the other categories - the vast majority of recyclables falls into the first two categories.  The third "bin" could be for the others - which includes everything in the styrofoam, plastic bags & overwrap, flexible packaging and glass containers headers on the brochure.

Other Notes:

  • Styrofoam - There is an area for white styrofoam and a separate area for printed & coloured styrofoam. Only pure white styrofoam goes into the white totes. If your styrofoam has ANY printing or colour on it at all (even a small coloured logo), it goes in the printed/coloured tote.
  • Residential Recycling - The Recycle BC program is for residential recycling only at this time. There are still a couple of yellow bins on the site marked COMMERCIAL for commercially generated recyclables.

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.

About Tires:

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 Chalet GM FREE OF CHARGE. The following businesses in Cranbrook also accept 4 tires at a time for free:

  •     Canadian Tire Cranbrook
  •     Dixon's Service Centre
  •     Kal Tire
  •     Mister Tire
  •     Integra Tire
  •     Cranbrook Dodge


There is also a Reuse Centre at the Kimberley 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:

  •     Chairs
  •     Furniture
  •     Books/Toys
  •     Light fixtures
  •     Pictures
  •     Small dishes

Items that CANNOT be accepted in the Reuse Centre include: large appliances, scrap metal, wood, clothing, automotive parts and mattresses.

Last edited: Thu, June 23, 2022 - 1:24:03