Garbage, Organics & Recycling

Landfills & Transfer Stations

The RDKB operates three landfill sites, three staffed transfer stations and four unstaffed transfer stations. Use the map below to locate the landfill site or transfer station nearest to you.

Greater Trail Area

Location:
1900 Hwy. 3B, Trail
Phone:
250.364.9834
Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed: Statutory Holidays*
Tipping Fees:
Weight based
Payment Options:
Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard
Materials Accepted:
  • Household waste (mixed waste)
  • Construction, demolition, and land clearing waste (wood, branches, stumps), tar-and-gravel roofing, asphalt shingles
  • Furniture and mattresses

CONTROLLED WASTE – requires approval

  • Biosolids
  • Animal carcasses
  • Asbestos
  • Bulky waste
  • Contaminated soil
  • Noxious weeds/Infested Vegetation

RECYCLABLE MATERIAL

  • Commercial customers - printed paper and packing including: corrugated cardboard (please flatten); boxboard and paper products; plastic and metal containers; gabletop and Tetra-Pak cartons; 
  • Recycle BC Depot for blue box materials including: corrugated cardboard (please flatten), boxboard and paper products; non-refundable plastic and metal containers; gabletop and Tetra-Pak cartons; Styrofoam containers, trays and packaging; non-refundable glass bottles and jars; plastic bags and overwrap; other flexible plastic packaging. Please empty and rinse all containers. For a complete list or to download a Recycling Guide, visit Recycle BC.
  • Product Care Depot for paint, pesticides and flammable liquids (including gasoline). Visit the Product Care website or call the BC Recycling Hotline at 1-800-667-4321 for information about what kinds of household hazardous waste products are included in this program.
  • Scrap metal EXCEPT vehicle bodies. Please remove all fluids (e.g. oil, gasoline). Take vehicle bodies to auto wreckers. Consider taking other large metal objects to your local scrap metal dealer.
  • Large appliances/white goods
  • Empty propane tanks up to 100 lbs.
  • Rubble (gravel, brick, concrete, asphalt, rock)
  • Yard and garden waste
  • Clean wood waste

Note: Refundable beverage containers are banned from the landfill and recycling depot – please take them to the Trail Bottle Depot.

Please separate all recyclables. Ask the attendant for assistance.

Boundary Area

Location:
8798 Granby Rd., Grand Forks (2km north of Hwy 3) 
Phone:
250.442.2734
Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Closed Statutory Holidays*
Tipping Fees:
Weight based
Payment Options:
Cash, cheque, debit, Visa, Mastercard
Materials Accepted:
  • Household waste (mixed waste)
  • Construction, demolition, and land clearing waste (wood, branches, stumps), tar-and-gravel roofing, asphalt shingles
  • Furniture and mattresses

CONTROLLED WASTE – requires approval

  • Biosolids
  • Animal carcasses
  • Asbestos
  • Bulky waste
  • Contaminated soil
  • Noxious weeds/Infested Vegetation

RECYCLABLE MATERIAL

  • Commercial customers - printed paper and packing including: corrugated cardboard (please flatten); boxboard and paper products; plastic and metal containers; gabletop and Tetra-Pak cartons; 
  • Residential customers - please use your curbside collection program or take blue box materials to the Grand Forks Bottle Depot, 8058 Donaldson Dr., Grand Forks.
  • Product Care Depot for paint, pesticides and flammable liquids (including gasoline). Visit the Product Care website or call the BC Recycling Hotline at 1-800-667-4321 for information about what kinds of household hazardous waste products are included in this program.
  • Scrap metal, Please remove all fluids (eg. oil, gasoline). Consider taking large metal objects to your local scrap metal dealer.
  • Large appliances/white goods
  • Empty propane tanks up to 100 lbs.
  • Rubble (gravel, brick, concrete, asphalt, rock)
  • Organic kitchen scraps
  • Yard and garden waste
  • Clean wood waste

Note: Refundable beverage containers are banned from the landfill and recycling depot – please take them to the Grand Forks Bottle Depot, 8058 Donaldson Dr., Grand Forks.

Please separate all recyclables. Ask the attendant for assistance.

Location:
834 Cascade Dump Rd. (Hwy 395, 3km south of Hwy 3)
Phone:
250.447.7647
Hours:
Saturday, Sunday, Monday & Thursday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Additional hours in July & August - Tuesday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Closed Statutory Holidays*
Tipping Fees:
Weight based
Payment Options:
Cash, cheque, debit, Visa, Mastercard
Materials Accepted:
  • Household waste (mixed waste)

RECYCLABLE MATERIAL

  • Recycle BC Depot for blue box materials including: corrugated cardboard (please flatten), boxboard and paper products; non-refundable plastic and metal containers; gabletop and Tetra-Pak cartons; Styrofoam containers, trays and packaging; non-refundable glass bottles and jars; plastic bags and overwrap; other flexible plastic packaging. Please empty and rinse all containers. For a complete list or to download a Recycling Guide, visit Recycle BC.
  • Scrap metal EXCEPT vehicle bodies. Please remove all fluids (e.g. oil, gasoline). Take vehicle bodies to auto wreckers. Consider taking other large metal objects to your local scrap metal dealer.
  • Large appliances/white goods
  • Empty propane tanks up to 100 lbs.
  • Yard and garden waste
  • Clean wood waste

Note: Refundable beverage containers are banned from the transfer station and recycling depot – please take them to the Grand Forks Bottle Depot, 8058 Donaldson Dr., Grand Forks.

Please separate all recyclables. Ask the attendant for assistance.

West Boundary Area

Location:
2050 Motherlode Rd., Greenwood (3km up Deadwood Rd. from Hwy 3)
Phone:
250.442.2734
Hours:
Tuesday, Friday & Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed Statutory Holidays*
Tipping Fees:
Weight based
Payment Options:
Cash, cheque, debit, Visa, Mastercard
Materials Accepted:
  • Household waste (mixed waste)
  • Construction, demolition, and land clearing waste (wood, branches, stumps), tar-and-gravel roofing, asphalt shingles
  • Furniture and mattresses

CONTROLLED WASTE – requires approval

  • Biosolids
  • Animal carcasses
  • Asbestos
  • Bulky waste
  • Contaminated soil
  • Noxious weeds/Infested Vegetation

RECYCLABLE MATERIAL

  • Commercial customers - printed paper and packing including: corrugated cardboard (please flatten); boxboard and paper products; plastic and metal containers; gabletop and Tetra-Pak cartons;
  • Recycle BC Depot for blue box materials including: corrugated cardboard (please flatten), boxboard and paper products; non-refundable plastic and metal containers; gabletop and Tetra-Pak cartons; Styrofoam containers, trays and packaging; non-refundable glass bottles and jars; plastic bags and overwrap; other flexible plastic packaging. Please empty and rinse all containers. For a complete list or to download a Recycling Guide, visit Recycle BC.
  • Product Care Depot for paint, pesticides and flammable liquids (including gasoline). Visit the Product Care website or call the BC Recycling Hotline at 1-800-667-4321 for information about what kinds of household hazardous waste products are included in this program.
  • Scrap metal EXCEPT vehicle bodies. Please remove all fluids (eg. oil, gasoline). Take vehicle bodies to auto wreckers. Consider taking large metal objects to your local scrap metal dealer.
  • Large appliances/white goods
  • Empty propane tanks up to 100 lbs.
  • Rubble (gravel, brick, concrete, asphalt, rock)
  • Yard and garden waste
  • Clean wood waste

Note: Refundable beverage containers are banned from the landfill and recycling depot – please take them to the Grand Forks Bottle Depot, 8058 Donaldson Dr., Grand Forks.

Please separate all recyclables. Ask the attendant for assistance.
Location:
40 Beaverdell Dump Rd. (5km south of Beaverdell on Hwy 33)
Phone:
250.484.5568
Hours:
Wednesday & Sunday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Closed Statutory Holidays*
Tipping Fees:
Volume based
Payment Options:
Cash, cheque, debit, Visa, Mastercard
Materials Accepted:
  • Household waste (mixed waste)

RECYCLABLE MATERIAL

  • Blue box materials including: corrugated cardboard (please flatten), boxboard and paper products; gabletop and Tetra-Pak cartons; non-refundable rigid plastic and metal containers. Please empty and rinse all containers.
  • Product Care Depot for paint, pesticides and flammable liquids (including gasoline). Visit the Product Care website or call the BC Recycling Hotline at 1-800-667-4321 for information about what kinds of household hazardous waste products are included in this program.
  • Scrap metal EXCEPT vehicle bodies. Please remove all fluids (eg. oil, gasoline). Take vehicle bodies to auto wreckers. Consider taking large metal objects to your local scrap metal dealer.
  • Large appliances/white goods
  • Empty propane tanks up to 100 lbs.
  • Yard and garden waste
  • Clean wood waste

Note: Refundable beverage containers are banned from the transfer station and recycling depot – please take them to your nearest bottle depot.

Please separate all recyclables. Ask the attendant for assistance.
Location:
1610 Rock Creek Dump Rd.
Phone:
250.446.2231
Hours:
Monday, Thursday & Saturday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Statutory Holidays*
Tipping Fees:
Volume based
Payment Options:
Cash, cheque, debit, Visa, Mastercard
Materials Accepted:
  • Household waste (mixed waste)

RECYCLABLE MATERIAL

  • Commercial customers - printed paper and packing including: corrugated cardboard (please flatten); boxboard and paper products; plastic and metal containers; gabletop and Tetra-Pak cartons; 
  • Recycle BC Depot for blue box materials including: corrugated cardboard (please flatten), boxboard and paper products; non-refundable plastic and metal containers; gabletop and Tetra-Pak cartons; Styrofoam containers, trays and packaging; non-refundable glass bottles and jars; plastic bags and overwrap; other flexible plastic packaging. Please empty and rinse all containers. For a complete list or to download a Recycling Guide, visit Recycle BC.
  • Scrap metal EXCEPT vehicle bodies. Please remove all fluids (eg. oil, gasoline). Take vehicle bodies to auto wreckers. Consider taking large metal objects to your local scrap metal dealer.
  • Large appliances/white goods
  • Empty propane tanks up to 100 lbs.
  • Yard and garden waste
  • Clean wood waste

Note: all refundable beverage containers are banned from the transfer station recycling depot – please take them to your nearest bottle depot.

Please separate all recyclables. Ask the attendant for assistance.
Location:
47km north of Hwy. 33 on Christian Valley Rd.
Nearest Landfill: West Boundary (Greenwood) Landfill
Additional Info:
1.800.355.7352
Hours:
24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Materials Accepted:
  • Household garbage only. Recycling must be brought to the Rock Creek Transfer Station.
Location:
300 Idabel Lake Rd.
Nearest Landfill: Glenmore Landfill, 2710 Hindle Dr., Kelowna, 250.469.8880
Additional Info:
1.800.355.7352
Hours:
24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Materials Accepted:
  • Household waste (mixed waste)

RECYCLABLE MATERIAL

  • Blue box materials including: corrugated cardboard (please flatten), boxboard and paper products; non-refundable rigid plastic and metal containers; gable top and Tetra-Pak cartons. Please empty and rinse all containers.
Location:
At the Mt. Baldy Ski Area
Nearest Landfill: West Boundary Landfill (Greenwood)
Phone:
1.800.355.7352
Hours:
24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Materials Accepted:
  • Household waste (mixed waste)

RECYCLABLE MATERIAL

  • Blue box materials including: corrugated cardboard (please flatten), boxboard and paper products; non-refundable rigid plastic and metal containers; gable top and Tetra-Pak cartons. Please empty and rinse all containers.
Location:
4500 Big White Rd., Big White Resort
Nearest Landfill: Glenmore Landfill, 2710 John Hindle Dr., Kelowna / 250.469.8880
Additional Info:
1.800.355.7352
Hours:
24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Materials Accepted:
  • Household waste (mixed waste)

RECYCLABLE MATERIAL

  • Blue box materials including: corrugated cardboard (please flatten), boxboard and paper products; non-refundable rigid plastic and metal containers; gable top and Tetra-Pak cartons. Please empty and rinse all containers.

Download the Big White Recycling Guide for more information.

Refundable beverage containers: Return-It Express & Go depot for deposit beverage containers is located behind the Big White Transfer Station.

All other materials are to be taken to Kelowna for recycling, reuse or disposal. 
Map of Recycling, Reuse & Waste Disposal Facilities in Kelowna

* STATUTORY HOLIDAYS

All RDKB landfills and staffed transfer stations are closed on statutory holidays:

New Year’s Day (January 1), Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Canada Day (July 1), BC Day, Labour Day, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30), Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day (November 11), Christmas Day, and Boxing Day

Unless a statutory holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, normal weekend hours of operation apply.

Banned Materials

For environmental and safety reasons, landfills exclude many materials you may still want to get rid of. To find out how to dispose of banned materials, please contact the RDKB for assistance.

Landfills are for Local Use Only

  • Find your local landfill or transfer station above on this page.
  • Solid waste from outside the area served by that waste site won’t be accepted!
  • We need to make the capacity of each landfill last!

The following materials are banned from disposal in RDKB landfills:

  • Agricultural waste
  • Antifreeze
  • Auto hulks
  • Beverage containers
  • Biomedical waste
  • CFC/HFC appliances
  • Contaminated soil
  • Electronic waste (E-waste)
  • Fluorescent tubes and bulbs
  • Free liquid
  • Gas cylinders
  • Gasoline
  • Hazardous or reactive chemicals
  • Hazardous waste
  • Ignitable materials
  • Industrial waste
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Loads containing materials that are smoldering or on fire
  • Materials designated by the Manager from time to time to be inappropriate for disposal at the Solid Waste Management Facility for environmental reasons or reasons related to the safe or efficient operation of the Solid Waste Management Facility
  • Paint products
  • Pesticide products
  • Petroleum by-products
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Product stewardship materials
  • Radioactive waste
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Recyclable materials: materials identified in the Recycling Regulation as recyclable, such as plastic containers, paper packaging, glass containers, beverage containers
  • Sludge containing free liquids
  • Solvents and flammable liquids
  • Specified risk material
  • Tight-head barrels
  • Tires
  • Used oil
  • Used oil containers
  • Used oil filters
  • Waste sharps

Tipping Fees

The following fees apply to our staffed landfills and transfer stations at McKelvey Creek Regional Landfill (Trail), West Boundary Landfill (Greenwood), Christina Lake Transfer Station and Grand Forks Regional Landfill. Note that some fees include a minimum charge.

Charges Applicable to All Waste Categories - Scale Weight Check only (see definition in Bylaw #1744) $5 per use
Waste Type Fee
Loads containing banned recyclable materials 5 times charge of usual fee
Uncovered or unsecured loads
(see Bylaw #1744)
Double charge of usual fee

 

Solid Waste (Commercial and Domestic Refuse), excluding Controlled Waste
Waste Type Fee (per tonne or per bag)
Mixed Waste $120 per tonne ($10 minimum) $4 per bag (3 bag limit)
Source Separated Organic Waste $55 per tonne ($2 min.)
Tar-and-gravel roofing, asphalt shingles $60 per tonne ($3 min.)
Construction/Demolition/Land Clearing Waste $175 per tonne ($8.75 min.)
Mixed construction loads containing banned recyclable material $875 per tonne (5 times charge)

 

Controlled Waste (including Industrial Refuse)
Waste Type Fee
Asbestos, Friable $175 per tonne ($8.75 min.)
Asbestos, Non-friable $110 per tonne ($5.50 min.)
Food Processing Waste $150 per tonne ($7.50 min.)
Animal carcasses AKA Dead Animals and Parts $175 per tonne ($20 min.)
Septic Sludge (NOTE: In the Greater Trail region, please contact the Columbia Pollution Control Centre: 250.368.3822)

$12 per tonne ($12 min.)

Propane tanks (under 15 pounds) No charge
Propane tanks (over 15 pounds) $2 per tank
Noxious Weeds No charge
Infested Vegetation No charge

 

Soils - to arrange for disposal of soil, please contact RDKB office at 250-368-9148
Uncontaminated or Cover Soil - McKelvey Creek Landfill $20 per tonne ($1 min)
Uncontaminated or Cover Soil - West Boundary and Grand Forks Landfill $10 per tonne (.$50)
Waste Soil (Hydrocarbon Contaminated) $20 per tonne ($1 min)
Hydrocarbon Contaminated-Section 41.1 HWR Soil $40 per tonne ($2 min)
   
Recyclable Material
Waste Type Fee (per tonne or per bag)
Yard or garden waste (grass clippings, leaves) $5 per load
Clean Wood Waste (unpainted wood, branches and woody plant waste) $50 per tonne ($2.50 min.)
Rubble (gravel, brick, concrete, asphalt and rock or a mixture thereof) $50 per tonne ($2.50 min.)
All vehicle bodies - NOTE: Not accepted at the McKelvey Creek Landfill.
Please consider taking auto hulks to auto wreckers such as:
Scrap King: 1.888.357.2091
• Waneta Auto Recyclers: 250.367.9443
Sidley Mountain Auto: 250.495.6185
$15 per tonne ($.75 min.)
Scrap Metal(not including major appliances in the MARR stewardship program)
Please consider taking large metal objects to your local scrap metal dealer.
 $30 per tonne ($3 min.)
Major appliances under the MARR stewardship program No charge

The following fees apply for the use of a Controlled Refuse Disposal Site where scales are not operational. Note that some fees include a minimum charge.

Charges Applicable to All Waste Categories
Waste Type Fee
Loads containing banned recyclable materials 5 times charge of usual fee
Uncovered or unsecured loads
(see Bylaw #1744)
Double charge of usual fee

 

Solid Waste (Commercial and Domestic Refuse), excluding Controlled Waste
Waste Type Fee (per tonne, per m3 or per bag)
Mixed Waste

$17.50 per m3 ($10 min.)
$4 per bag (3 bag limit)

Source Separated Organic Waste $8 per m3 ($2 min.)
Tar-and-gravel roofing, asphalt shingles $12 per m3 ($3 min.)
Construction/Demolition/Land Clearing Waste $45 per m3 ($8.75 min.)
Mattresses and box springs $5 each

 

Controlled Waste (including Industrial Refuse)
Waste Type Fee (per tonne, per m3 or per bag)
Asbestos, Friable $45 per m3 ($8.75 min.)
Asbestos, Non-friable $20 per m3 ($5.50 min.)
Food Processing Waste $50 per m3 ($7.50 min.)
Animal carcasses AKA Dead Animals and Parts $30 per m3 ($20 min)
Septic Sludge (NOTE: In the Greater Trail region, please contact the Columbia Pollution Control Centre: 250.368.3822)

$.012 per litre or $.054 per gal ($12 min.)

Propane tanks (under 20 pounds) No charge
Propane tanks (over 15 pounds) $2 per tank


*NOTE: The volume of a small pickup truck (Ford Ranger) is roughly one cubic metre. The volume of a full-sized pickup (Ford F350) is roughly 2 cubic metres. See Landfill Attendant for more details.

 
Soils - to arrange for disposal of soil, please contact RDKB office at 250-368-9148
Uncontaminated or Cover Soil - McKelvey Creek Landfill $13 per m3 ($1 min)
Uncontaminated or Cover Soil - West Boundary and Grand Forks Landfill $6.50 per m(.$50)
Waste Soil (Hydrocarbon Contaminated) $13 per m3 ($1 min)
Hydrocarbon Contaminated-Section 41.1 HWR Soil $26 per m($2 min)
 
Recyclable Material
Waste Type Fee (per tonne, per m3 or per bag)
Clean Wood Waste (unpainted wood, branches and woody plant waste) $10 per m3 ($2.50 min.)
Major appliances under the MARR stewardship program No Charge
Auto hulks $50 per unit
Scrap Metal (not including major appliances in the MARR stewardship program)
Please consider taking large metal objects to your local scrap metal dealer.
$10 per m3 ($3 min)
Rubble
 
$10 per m3 ($3 min)

*Tipping fees are based on Bylaw #1744 and were last updated January 1, 2021.