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Temporary changes to recycling in the RDKB due to highway closures from flooding

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary wants residents to know about temporary changes to recycling while transportation routes are closed or slowed due to the recent extreme rainfall and damage to highways.

On the Kootenay side of the region including in the municipalities of Fruitvale, Montrose, Trail, Warfield and Rossland and portions of Electoral Areas A and B/Lower-Columbia, RecycleBC Curbside (Blue Box) Programs will no longer accept segregated glass starting Monday, November 22, 2021. Containers and fibre products will continue to be collected.

The RecycleBC Depot Program at McKelvey Creek Landfill will no longer accept foam, glass, and plastic bags and overwrap, and other flexible plastic packaging – any materials that are normally collected in mega bags or liners. Containers and fibre/cardboard will continue to be accepted.

On the Boundary side of the region at Christina Lake, West Boundary (Greenwood) and Rock Creek, the RecycleBC Depot Program will no longer accept glass and foam. These depots will continue to acceptcontainers/fibre/cardboard and plastic bags and overwrap, and other flexible plastic packaging.

For more information about recycling in your neighbourhood visit:

• https://recyclebc.ca/where-to-recycle/home-recycling-collection/ or

• https://gflenv.com/find-my-branch/

Residents are asked to store any recyclables not currently accepted, until further notice. The RDKB will update the public as soon as more information is available about highway openings and resumption of transportation of recyclable materials.

The RDKB thanks residents for patience and understanding.