Today’s Poll

RDCK Trash to Treasure Day part of Waste Reduction Week in Canada

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
October 17th, 2016

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is once again promoting the art of recycling as part of Waste Reduction Week in Canada with Trash to Treasure day Saturday, October 22nd.

The one-day Trash to Treasure gives people a chance to give away gently used items to those who may find value in them. It’s also an opportunity for residents to search their community for treasures new to them!  
“We are happy to promote this popular community event as it is an easy way for residents to find a second life for unwanted possessions,” says Ann Bunka, the RDCK’s Joint Resource Recovery Committee Chair.

“Re-use is an important principle of waste reduction and will help our region to achieve our goal of zero waste.”
Residents throughout the RDCK are encouraged to place any gently used, unwanted household goods together at the front of their property in a location that can be safely accessed by treasure hunters.

A sign should clearly indicate which items are free.

By 4:00 pm the same day all remaining items should be gathered up and taken inside. 

In order to ensure the continual success of these events, we ask that residents keep their community clean by removing leftover items.  
Trash to Treasure days happen twice a year — in October and April.

Other News Stories