In our daily lives, we all end up with material or objects we need to dispose of in some way. Where and how we get rid of our waste has a big effect on our environment and on our costs as a region, and in turn how much our residents pay for the solid waste services we provide.
The RDKB provides curbside pickup of garbage and kitchen waste across the Boundary region, in one of the only comprehensive curbside waste management programs of its kind in rural BC. RecycleBC provides curbside pickup of household recyclables and depots throughout the District. Many other recycling programs in BC are operated by the industry that makes them. Check out the Recycling Council of BC to find out what and where.
Reduce, reuse, recycle. These are the principles behind how we operate and how we encourage everyone in our region to operate.
You can reduce what goes into our landfills by composting and recycling, which give valuable resources renewed life and help us conserve landfill space, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a more sustainable system for dealing with waste.
You can now add meat, bones and other food waste as well as food-soiled paper products. No diapers, pet waste, compostable plastics or polymers of any kind. See the Green Bin User Guide here for a full list of what you can and can't put into your green bin.
● Milk jugs
Check out the full list on the Recycle BC website. The site also includes information on how to properly dispose of Printed Paper and Packaging materials in your blue box.
The RDKB and Bottle Depots in Grand Forks and Trail also host RecycleBC recycling depots that accept the “blue box materials” above for recycling, as well as the following packaging materials:
● Styrofoam packaging
● Film plastic
● Other flexible plastic (such as stand-up pouches, produce net bags).
For environmental and safety reasons, items may be banned from the landfills.
Find Your Nearest RDKB Waste Facility.
How to dispose of food waste.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle