Unprecedented Amount of Household Hazardous Waste Collected at RDCK Round-up in Nelson

Nelson and area residents brought over 10,000 liters of paint, oil and hazardous waste to the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s annual round-up event co-hosted by the Nelson Leafs Bottle Depot on Sunday, September 17th. The amount collected shows a commitment by residents to do the right thing with their hazardous waste and to save it until it can be properly handled. However, the large volume of material received exceeded the capacity of the containers and vehicles hired to transport the waste. Some residents were turned away before the event concluded. In order to safely collect the remaining waste and serve those residents a second hazardous household waste round-up is being held in Nelson on October 15th.

"It’s great so see so many residents taking advantage of the hazardous waste round-up program to safely dispose of their used oil, cleaning products, fertilizers and other chemicals ," says RDCK Central Resource Recovery Committee Chair Tom Newell. "The demand for this service went beyond previous years and we will have to respond to that extra demand to ensure residents have a safe option to dispose of potentially dangerous materials."

In the meantime residents are encouraged to utilize local product stewardship depots that collect many household wastes such as paint, flammable materials and domestic pesticides year-round. Visit the RDCK website www.rdck.ca for a complete list of materials accepted at the events and the Recycling Council of British Columbia website www.rcbc.ca for a list of stewardship programs and depots.


Sunday Oct. 15, 2017 10:00am-2:00pm


For further information, please contact:

Travis Barrington, Resource Recovery Technician

250.352.1526 /




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