Garbage, Organics & Recycling

Waste Reduction

The RDKB supports programs that reduce the amount of material buried in landfills. By making REUSE a part of our Kootenay/Boundary lifestyle, both to acquire and dispose of items, we can REDUCE waste and make our communities more livable.

Trash to Treasure Day

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and Regional District of Central Kootenay host Trash to Treasure days during Earth Week in April and Waste Reduction Week in October of each year.

Saturday, April 20, 2024
This one-day event is your chance to help reduce waste by giving away your used household items or claiming old treasures from your neighbours.

How to Participate

  1. Collect unwanted household items
  2. Place them by the curb where treasure hunters can access them without disrupting traffic
  3. Create a sign to let treasure hunters know that your items are up for grabs
  4. Remove all your remaining items by 4 p.m.

Download the poster and a FREE STUFF sign for your lawn (PDF).

ReUse Resources

Make thrift stores a part of your regular shopping trips. Below are a few in the area:*

Salvation Army Thrift Store
Waneta Plaza, 8100 Hwy. 3B, Trail 250.368.3814
Rossland Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store
2059 Washington St., Rossland 250.362.0037
Trail’s Treasure Chest
14 Schofield Highway, Trail 250.368.3222
Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop
7239 2nd St., Grand Forks 250.442.3343
Good Used Furniture
792 Rossland Ave., Trail 250.367.9939
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
7281 5th St. Grand Forks 250.442.2720
And More Second Hand Store
1751 2nd Ave. Trail 250.368.5554
Whispers of Hope
7463 3rd St., Grand Forks 250.442.2006
Thrifty Treasures (Trail Association for Community Living)
1565 Bay Ave., Trail

In addition to websites such as Kijiji, Craigslist and eBay, there is an ever changing number of buy and sell groups on social media, where good used items can find a second life instead of heading to landfill. Below are a few local Facebook groups:*


*The businesses, organizations and links listed above are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the RDKB of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The RDKB bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of any external sites or for that of subsequent links.