- Our Residents
- Going Green
- Garbage & Recycling
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) and member municipalities have established programs around the Columbia-Shuswap region to help citizens reduce their waste.
Proactive steps to reduce waste before it happens and putting unwanted items where they belong reduces our landfill footprint. This can contribute significantly to the environmental, economic and social sustainability of our region.
All CSRD Landfills and Transfer Stations have on-site Recycling Depots, but there are other options as well. Check out all the recycling depots in the region. Each facility has a page with specific information to that site.
The CSRD partners with Recycle BC to deliver the residential recycling program at CSRD Landfills and transfer stations, as well as working with private operators, like bottle depots, to have drop-off sites at their locations. Find out more info about recycling options in the region.
What goes where?
Recycling can sometimes be confusing...different categories for different materials. This page is a place to help you find out what you can divert from landfills, what local recycling depots accept and where to recycle some specialty items.
The CSRD is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters Central and Southern Interior of BC to provide designated collection bins for clothing, shoes, linens and towels.
The CSRD supports a number of programs to keep compostable waste out of landfills. View the page for details.
Hazardous Waste Collection Depots
The CSRD offers a free year-round residential disposal option for hazardous materials at the Salmon Arm, Revelstoke and Golden Landfill sites. More information is available at this page.
The CSRD has constructed Re-Use Centres for people to drop off useable items they no longer need, rather than throwing them away. Re-Use Centres can be found at the Scotch Creek, Skimikin, and Falkland Transfer Stations and the Golden, Salmon Arm, Sicamous and Revelstoke Landfills.
Salmon Arm Landfill Gas Capture Project
This is an innovative project at the Salmon Arm landfill where a series of gas collection wells were installed to capture methane gas, which is created by the breakdown of garbage in a closed landfill. Find out more about how this is helping the environment.