Garbage, Organics & Recycling

Big White Transfer Station

Residents and visitors of Big White can bring household garbage and recycling to the Big White Transfer Station. On July 1, 2024, the Big White Transfer Station will transition to an attended site that is open 7 days a week in the winter and 5 days a week in the summer.

Download the Big White Transfer Station Recycling & Disposal Guide for more information.

Big White Transfer Station - Hours of Operations

4500 Big White Rd., Big White Resort

Summer Hours: May 1 – October 31           *Starts July 1, 2024

Open 9:30 – 5:30 Wednesday, Friday through Monday, Statutory Holidays (5 days per week)

Closed Tuesday, Thursday

Click here for the Summer Hours Poster

Winter Hours: November 1 – April 30

Open 9:30 – 5:30 Monday through Sunday, Statutory Holidays (7 days per week)

Click here for the Winter Hours Poster

Site is under 24-hour surveillance. DO NOT leave garbage or recycling outside of gate.

For additional information call the RDKB at 1.800.355.7352


Garbage at Big White Transfer Station

Only bagged household garbage is accepted at the Big White Transfer Station.

Please take all other waste such as: construction or demolition waste, furniture, mattresses, appliances, BBQs, wood, or other bulky refuse not accepted at our facility to a reuse center, recycling facility, or Glenmore Landfill in Kelowna.

If possible, please consider donating or recycling items instead of throwing them out as garbage.

Recycling at Big White Transfer Station

RDKB Recycling Compactor

We all want to do the right thing and recycle everything we can. But not everything is included in the RDKB’s recycling program. Please help us by using this service only for the accepted paper products, container plastic, and tin food cans.  NO GLASS. 

Check out the complete list of accepted items on the  Big White Transfer Station Recycling & Disposal Guide (pg. 4-5 of guide)

DO NOT put glass bottles and jars, batteries, or any other kind of hazardous waste in our recycling compactor. The wrong materials compromise the whole recycling program, pose a real fire and safety risk, and increase costs for everyone.

To find out where to recycle items that are not accepted in our program, visit the Recycling Council of BC website at who can answer questions specific to your community through the Recyclepedia search, phone, text, chat, or email.

Return-It Express & Go

Located behind the Big White Transfer Station is a Return-It Express & Go depot, which offers Big White residents a quick and easy way to recycle their refundable beverage containers.

For more information on the Express & Go program or to register for an account, visit

Or return your bottles to Columbia Bottle Depo in Kelowna. Visit for locations and hours of operation.

Alternative Locations for Non-Accepted Materials

The list of organizations below accepts donations of gently used products. Please check with each organization for what they accept and their hours.

Play it Again Sports
1778 Baron Road

Value Village
190 Aurora Crescent

MCC Thrift Store
155 Rutland Road S

Salvation Army
200 Rutland Road

Kelowna Gospel Mission
125 Roxby Rd

Mission Thrift Store
120-1889 Springfield Road

Columbia Bottle Depo
Three locations in Kelowna: 680 Dease Road, 1314 St Paul Street, or 1936 Kent Road

Accepts: Bottle and Can Returns, Flexible Plastic packaging, Styrofoam, Batteries, Electronic Recycling, Lighting and Fixtures, Glass Bottles and Jars, Paper and Cardboard, Plastics Containers, Cartons and Cups, and Aluminum Containers.

Knox Mountain Metals Inc
930 Bay Ave

Accepts: Batteries, Large Appliances

ABC Recycling
3258 Hwy 97 N

Battery Doctors
1972 Windsor Road

Accepts: Paint, Electronic Recycling, Batteries

Desert Cardlock Fuel Services
2650 Acland Road

Accepts: Use Oil, Oil containers, Oil Filters, Antifreeze, Antifreeze containers


McLeods Byproducts

Call for Cooking Oil pickup 250.838.7007

Glenmore Landfill
2710 John Hindle Drive

Accepts: Flexible Plastic packaging, Styrofoam, Glass Bottles and Jars, Paper and Cardboard, Plastics Containers, Cartons and Cups, and Aluminum Containers, Large Appliances, Old Propane Bottles, Lead Acid Batteries, Clothing and Small household appliances in working condition.


For waste items that are not accepted at the transfer station please take to Glenmore Landfill.

Glenmore also has a recycling drop off area. Visit for a complete list of accepted products and tipping fees.