waste disposal

Colombian environmental engineer Germán Viasus Tibamoso, owner of Tierra Viva, places beetle larvae on solid waste in Tunja, Colombia, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. The company transforms solid, organic waste, with the help of beetle larvae’s digestive microorganisms, that transform the waste into a compost rich in nitrogen and phosphorous. Once adults, some of the beetles are sent to scientific labs and others to Japan where they are popular as pets. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

VIDEO: Hard-working Colombian beetles clean garbage, retire as pets

Larvae can transform food waste into fertilizer

 

L-R: Faculty assistant Shawn Curran and Brad Pommen, aka “Mr. Technology.” Photo: Submitted

Innovation meets reuse in West Kootenay’s Metal Tech Alley

Lower Columbia businesses exemplify circular economy in action

  • Oct 24, 2022

 

Photo: Regional District of Central Kootenay

Fees at West Kootenay landfills and transfer stations to increase

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is increasing fees to maintain a user-pay fee structure

 

A wide range of materials is once again being accepted at Grohman and other RDCK transfer sites. Photo: Regional District of Central Kootenay

RDCK waste facilities return to accepting usual materials

Household garbage, furniture, construction waste, wood waste, scrap metal will again be accepted.

  • Apr 27, 2020
A wide range of materials is once again being accepted at Grohman and other RDCK transfer sites. Photo: Regional District of Central Kootenay
Grohman transfer station now taking yard waste, free

Grohman transfer station now taking yard waste, free

There will be a limit of one load per week per household

  • Apr 21, 2020
Grohman transfer station now taking yard waste, free
People in Nelson should rely on curbside pickup and not come to the Grohman transfer station during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Regional District of Central Kootenay

West Kootenay transfer stations and landfills will take essential garbage only during pandemic

Areas with curbside pickup should not use Grohman transfer station, RDCK says

People in Nelson should rely on curbside pickup and not come to the Grohman transfer station during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Regional District of Central Kootenay
Organic material is seen in aerated windrows. The RDCK system to be installed at the former Canex landfill will use a loader to move material (not the unit pictured). Photo submitted

Organic waste pick-up expected by 2022 in RDCK

But there are many unanswered questions in Nelson about cost and details

Organic material is seen in aerated windrows. The RDCK system to be installed at the former Canex landfill will use a loader to move material (not the unit pictured). Photo submitted