Crawford Bay Transfer Station Closed Indefinitely

Nelson, BC: The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Crawford Bay Transfer Station, located at 16798 Crawford Creek Road will be closed indefinitely. Recent weather events, and flooding of Preacher Creek have washed out portions of Crawford Creek Road, currently leaving the transfer station inaccessible.

Residents are being asked to take their waste and recycling to the Boswell Transfer station, currently open Wednesday and Saturday - 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, located at 12575 Hepher Road. More details on the Boswell Transfer Station can be found here. The RDCK will consider extending the hours of operation at the Boswell Transfer Station, pending demand and available resources. Details surrounding the re-opening of the Crawford Bay Transfer station will be posted on our website, here.

An evacuation order was issued for the Crawford Creek drainage area Saturday May 30 due to flooding and rescinded Monday June 1. However, despite residents being allowed back to their homes, the RDCK is still trying to assess the area for damage or any other issues due to flooding.

Incorporated in 1965, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is a local government that serves 60,000 residents in 11 electoral areas and nine member municipalities. The RDCK provides more than 160 services, including community facilities, fire protection and emergency services, grants, planning and land use, regional parks, resource recovery and handling, transit, water services and much more. For more information about the RDCK, visit


For further information, please contact:


Kellie Leedham

Environmental Coordinator

Regional District of Central Kootenay

Tel: (250) 551-5937



For media enquiries:


Dan Elliott

Communications Coordinator

Regional District of Central Kootenay

Tel: 778-288-7121



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