Environmental Services Department staff at the Regional district of Central Kootenay (RDCK) are making certain everything is ready to go when the Grohman Transfer Station opens its gates to the public at 8:30 am on Tuesday, July 8.
“This new facility provides a long term solution to waste management operations in the Nelson area, as well as providing a better facility for users,” said Ron Mickel, Chair of the Central Resource Recovery Committee and Director for Area F.
“There is more room, better traffic flow and improved operating efficiencies, which will result in cost savings.”
The new transfer station, located on Insight Drive off Highway 3A, has been in the works for more than three years. The new facility came in on time and under the $3.1 million budget. It replaces the existing Nelson Transfer Station on leased land on Lakeside Drive.
The Grohman Transfer station is operationally more efficient due to the installation of new waste transfer equipment. It is also more spacious, allowing for better traffic flow while improving the user experience and overall site safety. Recycling facilities are provided at the new site. A recycling depot will also remain at the Lakeside Drive location.
This project is part of an overall investment in waste management facilities and infrastructure that will improve environmental performance as identified in the RDCK Resource Recovery Plan.