Grand Forks Recycling & Garbage Collection

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Grand Forks Food Scraps Recycling Program

Grand Forks City Street ViewThe Regional District of Kootenay/Boundary has provided a new link to updated information for the new Kitchen – Green Bin Program that will be Citywide on October 1st. Tim Dueck from the RDKB has provided these new links to the new Grand Forks Food Scraps Recycling Program information.

Grand Forks Food Scraps Recycling Program Links:
Grand Forks Food Scraps Recycling Program

Click here to find how to use your green bin

Grand Forks Green Bin Curbside Collection Schedules

Valley Heights/Ruckle/Downtown and Riverside

North of Central

South of Central

Rural Grand Forks North

Rural Grand Forks South

Christina Lake

Residential Recycling Programs

Recycle drop off locations are located at:

  • Regional District Landfill Site
  • Refundable recyclables can be taken to the GF Bottle Depot at 7816 Donaldson Drive.

RECYCLING CALENDAR & MAP

Please refer to the attached RDKB Curbside Recycling & Collection Guide for Area Recycling Schedules. This brochure also gives information on quantities and acceptable waste.

RDKB Curbside Collection Guide – 2016

ELECTRONICS & POWER TOOLS RECYCLING

Electro Recyle Logo

Electro Recycling Program

www.electrorecycle.ca

Residential Garbage Collection Programs

The City of Grand Forks contracts with Kettle Valley Waste for the collection of residential garbage. Commercial and industrial operations are required to make provisions for their own garbage collection either through contracting for garbage collection individually or undertaking their own disposal.

The residential garbage collection route is as follows:
Tuesday: Ruckles Addition area
Wednesday: North side of Central Ave.
Thursday: South side of Central Ave.

Garbage is collected streetside and residents should place their garbage streetside for collection on their designated collection day.

Residential Garbage Collection Service includes:

  • Maximum of one (1) container or bag every second week of garbage as defined in this bylaw.
  • Green Bin provided by the City, with food waste recycling material will be collected every week.
  • Yard waste collection will be collected 9 times per year

“Tag-A-Bag” tags for bags of garbage in excess of the one-bag limit every two weeks are $3.00 each and are available at City Hall or Overwaitea.

Please refer to Bylaw No. 1937 – Amendment to the City of Grand Forks Residential Garbage Collection Regulation Bylaw for complete changes to the Recycling/Garbage Program.

1937 – Amendment to the City of Grand Forks Residential Garbage Collection Regulation Bylaw

1798 – Residential Garbage Collection Regulation Bylaw

Grand Forks Landfill Hours & Information

Grand Forks Regional LandfillThe Grand Forks Regional Landfill is located at  Granby Rd, 2km North of Hwy 3.

Hours of Operation [Effective Jan. 1, 2000]: Tues to Sat, 8:30 to 4:00, Sun 12:00 to 4:00. Closed Mondays and Statutory Holidays.

Click here to view the RDKB Landfill Hours Page

Tipping Fees: Weight based, scale in operation.
Click here to view the RDKB Tipping Fees Page

Emergency call: 9-1-1

LANDFILL/RECYCLING ITEMS ACCEPTED & RDKB BYLAW NO. 1504

All the usual waste items including tires, scrap metal and white goods, clean wood waste. Refundable beverage containers are banned from the landfill and recycling program. Please return them for refund. There is also a septic sludge disposal

And if you don’t want to, or have no space to compost, we accept your yard and garden debris for composting at our landfills. Composting all that material instead of burying it reduces the production of methane, a greenhouse gas 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

Click here to view the RDKB Tipping Fees Page

Click here to view the the RDKB Bylaw for Solid Waste Management Facilities PDF

Grand Forks Landfill Ban Information

In the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary we want valuable resources to be used again and again and again. After all it doesn”t make much sense to spend huge amounts of money mining for metals or cutting down trees, then processing the raw resources, only to throw it all away after one use.

So we’ve established recycling programs and composting operations which give these resources renewed life. And in the process we conserve landfill space, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a better quality of life.

To show we’re serious about eliminating waste and recovering resources, as of September 1, 2001, it will be illegal to put certain things in your garbage. Things like yard and garden debris or any material accepted in our recycling programs.

Obviously all the paper, glass, tin, newspapers, milk jugs and cardboard can be recycled at depots or in your blue box, and all beverage containers can be returned for refund.

And if you don’t want to, or have no space to compost, we accept your yard and garden debris for composting at our landfills. Composting all that material instead of burying it reduces the production of methane, a greenhouse gas 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

Click here to find out Yard, Garden & Wood Waste fees

Removing all these things from the garbage will also save you and your municipality money for tipping fees. Our target is ZERO WASTE! Your participation will make it happen.

WAIT A MINUTE, THAT”S NOT GARBAGE!

By visiting the link below you will find the current and useful information about what to do with your Yard & Garden Materials, Recyclable Materials and Beverage Containers.

Click here to view the RDKB Banned from the Landfills Information Page

For more information on the landfill bans, contact the BC Recycling Hotline at:

1-800-667-4321