Balfour transfer station to reopen

The Balfour transfer station will reopen with full services at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

The Balfour transfer station will reopen with full services at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Upgrades to transfer station were part of the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s 2010 resource recovery plan.

Construction began Aug. 3 and is anticipated to be completed Friday.

Balfour will then be open for regular winter operating hours of Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Construction involved installation of a weigh scale and new waste bins.

The new bins are part of an efficient compacting waste transfer system, which will reduce the costs and greenhouse gas emissions associated with RDCK resource recovery services.

With the addition of the scale, attendants will be able to weigh the materials instead of estimating volumes. This will allow residents to deposit their waste much faster, reducing wait times and ensuring consistent pricing.

“We are pleased these upgrades have gone so smoothly and that the transfer station will be more convenient and efficient for residents,” said Tom Newell, chair of the central subregion resource recovery committee.

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