The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has ordered all small lot and
backyard flock poultry and domestic waterfowl producers stop
If a flock is suffering from any unexplained clinical signs or
increased mortality, bird owners are required to contact the
Canadian Food Inspection Agency for assistance.
If a bird owner suspects their flock is infected:To receive assistance or to report any unexplained poultry illness
or mortality, contact;
Signs of Avian Influenza:
Click here for more information on Avian Influenza
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
Check out the Recycling Council of BC to find out what and
Reduce, reuse, recycle. These are the principles
behind how we operate and how we encourage everyone in our region to
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.
McKelvey Creek Wasteshed organics curbside collection beginning in May 2023
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.
We also welcome City of Greenwood residents to the RDKB organics diversion and garbage collection program. See our special instructions to City of Greenwood residents here.
● 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