Kootenay Waste Services Ltd.

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  • Address: Suite #2020 622 Front St, V1L 4B7, British Columbia, Canada
  • GPS: 49.4949459,-117.294292
  • Phone: 250-353-2080
  • kootenaywasteservices.ltd@gmail.com

Opening Times

  • Monday 5:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Tuesday 5:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Wednesday 5:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Thursday 5:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Friday 5:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Saturday 5:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Sunday closed

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The Kootenay Waste Services Ltd. is located in British Columbia and is operated by the city’s public management and fulfills the function of assimilating and eliminating the solid waste of its inhabitants, different waste disposal techniques are carried out here.

In this place the recycling of organic and inorganic waste is carried out and it has a special structure and treatment, to make it as sustainable as possible.

The landfill is located at Suite #2020 622 Front St, V1L 4B7, British Columbia, Canada.

You can view the schedule of the center on the Opening hours tab above. The landfill is closed for holidays: Christmas (December 25) and New Year (January 1).

If you need to contact the landfill, you can email them at this address: kootenaywasteservices.ltd@gmail.com or call at 250-353-2080.

Services provided

  • Weekly Residential Pickup
  • Commercial Garbage And Recycling Pickup
  • Dumpster Rentals
  • Roll Off Bin

Materials accepted

The recycling center in Nelson accepts a wide variety of waste types, from household disposables to commercial waste. Waste management fees may vary, as well as the materials received and the amount, so we recommend contacting the Nelson recycling center directly if you have any questions.

These are the materials that are accepted:

Organic Waste

  • Garbage
  • Waste Recycling

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Frequently asked questions, V1L 4B7

What percentage of recycling actually gets recycled?

The waste that can be recycled has different destinations depending on the material in question. The waste that we deposit in the recyclable container is taken by dedicated recycling trucks to the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). In these recycling centers, the waste is separated and later packed in bundles.

The waste that is not received by the recycling centers, such as plastic bags, electronic devices, or clothing (which vary in each locality and each recycling center) must be taken directly by the consumers to specific collection points so that these can be recycled.

Once separated and packaged, the recyclable materials are sent to recycling plants or processing factories that turn the waste into new products.

Recyclable waste that is not separated in the recycling container or is not taken to collection points, ends up in landfills, where, depending on its material, it can take hundreds of years to degrade or even never do so.

In the United States, only 10% of recyclable waste reaches the transformation stage, and most of it is destined for sale abroad.

Why are some items that look recyclable not accepted at my recycling center?

Not all the containers we consume are recyclable, even those that may seem so, that is why sometimes the local recycling center does not accept all the waste we carry. For example, while plastic bottles are the most widely recycled plastic products, not all bottles are made from the same plastic and their acceptance varies depending on the capabilities of each local recycling center.

In addition, the recycling services can reject your waste for recycling because it is dirty or contaminated since this means that it can no longer be recycled. Another reason facilities may reject materials is because of their shape, since some objects can damage the machinery, such as hooks. Other items that you cannot deposit in the recycling centers are:

  • Syringes
  • Bowling balls
  • Aerosol cans that are not empty
  • Plastic bags
  • Batteries
  • Diapers
  • Electronics
  • Ceramics
Can cartons be recycled?

Paper is one of the easiest materials to recycle, however, for this to happen, it must be treated correctly from the beginning of the recycling chain, that is, from the consumer. The most important thing when it comes to recycling paper is that it does not contain polluting agents, since any type of food, oil, or some other residue makes it unrecyclable and can contaminate the entire batch.

Paper that is not recycled ends up in landfills and although it degrades rapidly compared to other materials since it is not reused, it increases the exploitation of forests and trees in the manufacture of the new paper.

As for cardboard boxes or cardboard in general, which is made up of several layers of paper, it is best to give it a second use whenever possible. On the other hand, failing that, keep them clean and break them so that they can be properly treated in the local recycling centers.

What is the most profitable metal to recycle?

Scrap recycling is one of the least popular in the United States even though most metals can be recycled and there are even some that have a high market value. The recycling of scrap metal is very important since by reusing metals we mitigate the exploitation of minerals, which are a limited resource, and their extraction generates a significant amount of greenhouse gasses.

Most of the waste can be left in the local recycling centers and received payment for it, in this way we avoid this waste ends up in landfills, where it would take hundreds of years to degrade.

Some of the metals that can be sold at recycling centers are copper (which is the best-valued metal on the market), aluminum, brass, lead, iron, and bronze. You can find these materials in all kinds of household waste such as; wires, pipes, kitchen sinks, food cans, soda cans, window frames, door locks, chandeliers and hinges, old jewelry, children’s toys, lamps, and tools.

Although almost most of the metals are recycled, some cannot be reused or that recycling centers do not receive, such as those used for paint or toxic products, some pipes, clothes hangers, and metal scraps, so it’s always best to check directly with your local recycling center.

Can I recycle plastic bags and film?

Plastic bags are one of the most difficult types of plastic waste to recycle, mainly because they are single-use bags and in most curbside recycling programs they are not accepted. This is a huge issue for the environment as 100 billion plastic bags are used every year in the US alone.

The best way to recycle plastic bags is to take them to local grocery stores, or big box stores like Target or Walmart, which have specific bins for this type of plastic, or you can search for plastic bag recycling locations near you at: www.plasticfilmrecycling.org

It is essential to wash and dry all plastic waste, including single-use bags, before depositing them in the recycling, because if the bags contain food scraps, or some other source of bacteria, they contaminate the entire batch in which they are deposited, and cannot be recycled.


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