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.

Just Posted

Leafs lose marathon season opener

Nelson fell 3-2 to Fernie in double overtime

Latest round of Columbia River Treaty talks wrap up in Cranbrook

Federal, provincial, U.S. and Indigenous representatives recently met for eight round of discussions

CHECK THIS OUT: Libraries as safe spaces for the homeless

Anne DeGrace writes about an upcoming movie and talk focused on libraries and homelessness

First Nations given max compensation for Ottawa’s child-welfare discrimination

2016 ruling said feds didn’t give same funding for on-reserve kids as was given to off-reserve kids

PLACE NAMES: Kaslo and Sandon neighbourhoods

Narrow valley saw Sandon’s main street over a creek

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Federal party leaders address gun violence after weekend shooting near Toronto

One teen was killed and five people injured in the shooting

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Coming Home: B.C. fire chief and disaster dog return from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

The pair spent roughly one week on Great Abaco Island assisting in relief efforts

Most Read