The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) is restoring service to its Re-Use Centres and clothing donation bins effective immediately.
The centres and the donations bins were shut down earlier this year as part of COVID-19 restrictions. Now, new protocols are in place for using these services, which will allow people to continue their recycling efforts, while maintaining all public safety measures.
Currently, Re-Use Centres operate at the Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Revelstoke and Golden Landfills and the Scotch Creek, Skimikin and Falkland Transfer Stations. The Re-use Centres allows people to take items they no longer want, which are reusable and in good working condition, and leave them at the centre for someone else to take home for free. Tipping fees apply to the items brought into the centre.
Residents are required to maintain social distancing of two-metres from others with only one person allowed in the Re-Use Centre at a time. Patrons should limit their time in the centre to 15 minutes maximum, to minimize wait times. Users are also accepting all risks involved with the materials left in the centre.
If users do not follow the posted COVID-19 protocols, they will be asked to leave the Re-Use Centre.
Clothing Donation bins are a partnership program with Big Brothers Big Central and Southern Interior of BC. Gently used clothing, shoes, towels, draperies and bedding can be donated by placing the items inside the bins. These are located at the Salmon Arm Landfill and Sicamous and Malakwa Transfer Stations.