Garbage, Organics & Recycling

The RDKB provides curbside pickup of garbage and green bin kitchen waste across the Boundary region, in one of the only comprehensive curbside waste management programs of its kind in rural BC.

Recycle BC provides curbside pickup of blue box recyclables and recycling depots throughout the District.

There are other options for recycling your unwanted items, through one of BC’s many industry-funded stewardship programs.  Check out the Recycling Council of BC Recyclepedia to find out what items can be recycled and where to take them, or download the BC Recyclepedia app for on-the-go convenience.


McKelvey Creek Landfill Now Accepting ODS Appliances

The McKelvey Creek Landfill now accepts – FREE OF CHARGE – appliances containing Ozone Depleting Substances, including: fridges, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and electric cold beverage dispensers. For a full list of major appliances accepted for free under the MARR stewardship program, visit

Avian Influenza is Circulating in BC

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has ordered all small lot and backyard flock poultry and domestic waterfowl producers stop commingling. 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. DO NOT TAKE SICK OR DEAD BIRDS OFF THE PROPERTY.

If a bird owner suspects their flock is infected: To receive assistance or to report any unexplained poultry illness or mortality, contact;

  • Your private veterinarian, OR
  • Call the nearest Canada Food Inspection Agency Office in Vernon 250-260-5030
  • If you notice dead wild birds, call the Wild Bird Mortality Investigation Program hotline, 1-866-431-2473
Bird owners are legal responsible to notify authorities of serious bird diseases such as bird flu.


Signs of Avian Influenza:

  • high mortality and sudden death
  • decreased food consumption
  • huddling, depression, closed eyes
  • respiratory signs (coughing and sneezing)
  • decreased egg production
  • watery greenish diarrhea
  • excessive thirst
  • swollen wattles and combs


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Organics curbside collection in the Greater Trail area!

Beginning in the fall of 2023, a curbside green bin program will be rolled out in the Greater Trail area.

Important changes to the Boundary/West Boundary Green Bin and Organics Diversion Program!

The RDKB has expanded and upgraded the composting facility at the Grand Forks Regional Landfill. Unfortunately, some materials are no longer allowed in the green bin, including diapers, pet waste or plastics of any kind, including those labeled compostable or biodegradable. See the Green Bin User Guide for a full list of what you can and can’t put into your green bin.

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