Regional District of Central Kootenay (Areas H, I, J) - Recycle BC
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Recycling Guide

Click here to download the 2023-2024 Regional District of Central Kootenay Recycling Guide. The Recycling Guide outlines how to sort your recycling, shows what is not accepted, and includes a collection calendar. You can also download the Recycle BC app from Google Play or the iTunes App Store to access your collection schedule online, search for depots, and sign up for reminders.



Use our address search tool to view your curbside recycling collection schedule and nearest Recycle BC depots. You can also sign up for reminders and import your schedule into your online calendar.


If you have smartphone, you can download our app from your app store by searching “Recycle BC.”


GFL Environmental: 1-866-596-5444 or
Recycle BC: 1-855-875-3596 or


Learn how to correctly sort your materials using the following resources:

  • Your Recycle BC residential recycling guide
  • has our accepted material list available for download, as well as a “What Can I Recycle?” search tool
  • Download the Recycle BC app from the App Store or Google Play, or visit

Sorting materials properly into three categories can reduce the amount of contamination in the recycling streams and ensure that more of the materials collected are successfully recycled. Proper sorting will also reduce the health and safety risk for drivers who will no longer have to pull out broken glass from the blue box.

If you have not received your grey box, please contact GFL Environmental at 1-866-596-5444 or

Curbside recycling collection is every other week. Please check the Curbside Recycling Guide or address search tool for your collection day.

There is no limit to how much recycling you can set out. If all of your materials do not fit in your recycling boxes, please try consolidating them. For example, bulky plastic jugs, cartons, and boxes can be flattened; smaller metal cans be placed inside larger metal cans; plastic containers can be fitted inside each other (e.g. yogurt containers), etc. If you have additional recyclables that do not fit into your blue boxes, these can be placed in a rigid container of your choice, such as a laundry hamper. Corrugated cardboard that does not fit in your bag can be flattened, cut into pieces no larger than 30” x 30” (76 cm x 76 cm), and stacked between your recycling containers.

If you regularly have more recycling than your boxes can accommodate, you might want to purchase another blue recycling box, as long as the container is similar in size and shape to your existing ones. Most hardware stores carry blue boxes of different sizes.

No. Under the BC Recycling Regulation, businesses that supply packaging and paper to BC residents are responsible for managing recycling programs. RecycleBC uses fees paid by businesses to pay for the curbside recycling program.


No. Your local government no longer provides curbside collection of residential packaging and paper. As of May 19, 2014, per BC’s Recycling Regulation, the businesses that supply packaging and paper to residents are responsible for financing the collection and recycling of these materials. RecycleBC works on behalf of these businesses to manage your recycling program.

No. Recycle BC’s packaging and paper recycling program does not affect garbage collection.

Please use your grey box for clear or colored non-deposit glass bottles and jars.

Please use your blue box for mixed containers, including hard plastic packaging, metal cans, aluminum foil wrap and containers, cartons, spiral wound cans and lids (frozen juice concentrate, chips, etc.), hot and cold beverage cups (coffee cups, slushy drinks), and empty aerosol cans.

Please use your yellow bag for paper products, including printed paper (flyers, magazines, envelopes, etc.), paper packaging that held dry products (shoes, crackers, eggs, etc.), and cardboard. You can also search what can be recycled online at or using the Recycle BC app for information on if and how specific materials should be included in your recycling.

Contact our collection partner GFL Environmental to report a missed collection or any other customer service issues by calling 1-866-596-5444 or via email at

In RDCK Areas H-I-J, curbside recycling is collected by GFL Environmental. If you have questions about your recycling collection or need additional information, please contact:

Phone: 1-866-596-5444

If you have additional questions for Recycle BC about these changes, please email