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. This program is still in the pilot stage and is being offered at Salmon Arm Landfill, as well as the Sicamous and Malakwa Transfer Stations.
Collection bins can accept the following items:
Clothing of any kind
Shoes and boots
Bedding and linens
Draperies and towels
The CSRD hopes to increase the program to other sites after evaluating how successful the pilot program operates. Residents can drop off their gently used items in the appropriate bins during regular operating hours. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit organization that matches youth to adult mentors. The organization uses the donation bins to fund its programs.