The Recycle BC Depot at the Columbia Valley Landfill is on the move later this month to improve public access to the expanded recycling services this program offers. The new location will be at the Invermere transfer station next to the public works yard in the industrial park. The relocated depot will be open on September 28th.

At the Recycle BC Depot, residents can recycle a wide range of items not accepted in the local yellow bin program. Items include: styrofoam, #7 plastics, milk substitutes, zippered bags like Ziplocs and pet food bags, aerosol cans and more.

The yellow bin system will remain in place. It only accepts paper, cardboard, tin aluminum cans, grocery/shopping bags and plastics #1-#6.

The District of Invermere meanwhile is implementing new automated garbage and recycling pick up starting October 5th. “This is an exciting new addition to the solid waste program in Invermere,” said interim CAO Kindry Luyendyk. The new program provides residents several benefits including: improved service offerings with real-time information, improved neighbourhood aesthetics by keeping the materials contained, and reduced human-wildlife interactions.

Residents will receive one black 120L garbage cart and one blue 240L recycling cart registered to their property. Roll out for the new carts will take place between September 21-25 along with an information package. The district is asking residents to wait until the program is up and running on October 5th before using the new carts.

“If a resident has a question about where they should place their new carts on pick up day, please call the district office,” said Luyendyk. “We have a Q&A on our website under District Operations, Waste Management, Garbage, and if a resident has any questions, please contact the district office at 250-342-9281.”