Kaslo transfer station to reopen by month-end

The regional district says the Kaslo station will reopen on July 31 and Balfour transfer station will close for upgrades on Aug. 1.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay will reopen the Kaslo transfer station with full services on Friday, July 31.

In a written statement the regional district says the upgrades to their Balfour and Kaslo waste transfer stations were an important part of their 2010 Resource Recovery Plan.

Construction at the Kaslo Transfer Station began June 15 and is anticipated to be completed July 28. Construction will begin at Balfour once the Kaslo construction is complete which will cause Balfour to be closed from August 1 to October 2. The last full service opening day at the Balfour Transfer Station will be Friday, July 31. The Balfour transfer station is scheduled to reopen Saturday, October 3.

“We are pleased with the progress at the Kaslo Transfer Station and are excited to continue these valuable upgrades at the Balfour Transfer Station,” says Tom Newell, chair of the Central Subregion Resource Recovery Committee. “Since the RDCK worked closely with engineers and contractors to ensure minimal disruption of service, the construction at Kaslo closures has gone smoothly and we expect that the Balfour closure will be just as painless for residents.”

To minimize disruption to the public during the construction period at the Balfour site the RDCK will install temporary facilities adjacent to the transfer station gate so that residents have access to basic disposal and recycling services:

• Small loads of residential bagged mixed waste only will be accepted at Balfour on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the construction period. Bagged mixed waste will be charged at $2.50 per bag.

• Larger loads of mixed waste, scrap metal and wood waste will not be accepted at the Balfour site during the construction period. These loads should be brought to the Grohman Narrows Transfer station 4 km west of Nelson, with the hours of operation for this site being Monday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

• Recycling bins will be made available during the construction period.

The regional district apologize for any inconvenience these construction closures might cause, and appreciate your cooperation and patience in managing your waste responsibly during this time.

If you have any questions please contact the RDCK at 250-352-6665 or check out www.rdck.ca.

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