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RDCK waste facility restrictions removed across the district

Temporary measures put in place due to COVID-19 have been removed at all Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) waste facilities.

By their next opening day all facilities will be accepting payment and all material types, including construction and demolition waste, as well as bulky items with no limits on load size or frequency. The free yard and garden program will continue until the end of May.

“A lot of effort has been put into making our sites safe for staff and the public and we’d like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we continue to adapt to these new challenges,” said Amy Wilson, Resource Recovery Manager.

Scaled sites began transitioning back at the end of April, however, the non-scaled sites had more considerations in regards to site specific safety measures.  All sites required safety plans, site retrofits, and in-person training for new procedures, before the temporary measures could be removed. 

Users at all sites can expect to see delays due to the new protective measures and processes put in place.  At non-scaled sites, users are asked to remain in their vehicle and await instruction from the site attendant.  Once your load has been assessed the attendant will direct you towards the new payment transaction area. 

Users are reminded to not attempt to pay the attendant until you are in the designated area. In order to maintain proper physical distancing safety measures, users are reminded to maintain a minimum of six feet distance from staff and other site users at all times. 

“We are proud of the efforts from our front line staff over the past few months,” said Aimee Watson, RDCK Board Chair. 

“They have faced many challenges, but have continued to serve our communities though all this upheaval. We are very pleased to be back to providing full services at all our facilities.”

Click here to visit the RDCK website for more information about all our waste facilities and hours of operation.

Incorporated in 1965, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is a local government that serves 60,000 residents in 11 electoral areas and nine member municipalities. The RDCK provides more than 160 services, including community facilities, fire protection and emergency services, grants, planning and land use, regional parks, resource recovery and handling, transit, water services and much more. For more information about the RDCK, visit www.rdck.ca.