Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (Kootenay Region)
RECYCLE IT RIGHT
Click here to download the 2023-2024 Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (Kootenay Region) 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.
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.
Learn how to correctly sort your materials using the following resources:
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 box and bag, 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 box and bag, 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” (78 cm x 78 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 one. 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. Recycle BC 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. Recycle BC works on behalf of these businesses to manage your recycling program.
No. Recycle BC’s packaging and paper recycling program does not affect your garbage collection.
Please use your new 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 RecycleBC.ca/Materials or using the Recycle BC app for information on if and how specific materials should be included in your recycling.
In RDKB Kootenay Region, curbside recycling is collected by GFL Environmental. If you have questions about your recycling collection or need additional information, please contact: