North Westside Transfer Station Open Daily - updated Sept. 22
As residents return home after the White Rock Lake Wildfire, the North Westside Road transfer station will be open daily from 8 a.m. until noon until September 30.
The extended hours are designed to give residents additional access to the facility and support clean up and recovery work. To accommodate the extra material at the site, the transfer station will be closed each afternoon to deal with the influx of waste and make space for the following day. The facility will return to normal operating hours October 1st.
The North Westside Transfer Station is only open to RDCO residents, property owners and tenants. For residents outside the Regional District of Central Okanagan please contact your local government.
There will be no limit on the volume of bagged household waste impacted households can dispose at this time. The North Westside Rd Transfer Station is set up to receive bagged waste and non-burnt yard waste. The transfer station cannot take building materials, furniture, or large appliances, such as fridges and freezers. Hazardous material and demolition waste such as wood from damaged structures or burnt vehicles cannot be accepted.
For a detailed disposal guide on how to manage your cleanup efforts visit www.rdco.com/recovery for Return to Home information.
Fridge and freezer disposal:
Residents are asked to confirm with their Insurer before disposing of fridges or freezers. Once collected, they cannot be returned. Fridges and freezers need to be emptied and properly disposed of by their owners.
Residents that missed either the free self drop off or scheduled curbside collections may choose the following alternate disposal options for empty freezers and fridges at:
For alternate disposal options the Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre (2640 Asquith Road, West Kelowna) can accept large appliances and furniture but does not take electronics, small appliances or building materials. Normal rates and site rules remain in place at this facility. Please note this facility will not receive fridges or freezers containing food waste.
These services are available only to RDCO residents, property owners, and tenants. Properties outside of the RDCO must work with their community to dispose of waste following the White Rock Lake Wildfire.
The North Westside Transfer Station was closed August 2nd due to the White Rock Lake wildfire. Residents that would normally use that solid waste and recycling disposal facility were directed to use the Traders Cove transfer station at the intersection of Bear Lake Main and Westside Road. Residents of the North Westside can continue to access both the North Westside Transfer Station and the Traders Cove facility.
The Traders Cove Transfer Station is open for regular operating hours, Wednesday 6:30 -11:30 a.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Please visit the website at rdco.com/disposal locations or more information on materials that are accepted at Traders Cove.
For additional disposal options visit rdco.com/recycle. For additional resources on returning home, please visit www.cordemergency.ca/ resources.
For more information on where to take materials for recycling contact the RDCO Waste Reduction Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-469-6250.
Located along the Sugarloaf Forest Service Road off Westside Road approximately 3.2 kms past Udell Road in Killiney Beach.
Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday, Sunday - 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday
- Bulky Collection Events - The North Westside Transfer Station hosts one Bulky Item Collection Event in late spring and another one in the fall. During these week long events, residents with valid ID cards can dispose of large household items for a minimal cost.
- The fall Bulky Collection event has been extended and will run from Wed. Oct. 6 to Wed. Oct. 20 during the North Westside transfer station regular operating hours. For More info, view news release details or the Event Poster, email email@example.com or call the Regional Waste Reduction Office for more information at 250-469-6250.
- Hazardous Waste and Electronic Recycling Collection – The North Westside Road Transfer Station hosts one Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste collection event a year, usually in July. During this one day only event, residents have the opportunity to dispose of their unwanted hazardous waste.
- For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Regional Waste Reduction Office for more info at 250-469-6250. View News Release / View Event Poster
How to Use the Transfer Station
- ID cards are required
- Cards can be obtained from the site manager during operation hours
- ID cards are issued annually
- Lost ID cards can be replaced at a cost of $5
(Please separate into appropriate bins) (see depot guide
for all accepted items)
Paper & Cardboard (flattened)
Containers (plastic, tin, aluminum, aerosol cans, milk cartons, paper cups etc)
Other Flexible Plastic Packaging (starting Jan. 1, 2019)
Shrub and tree trimmings up to 1 m (39 inch) long and up to 20 cm (8 inch diameter, max. load of 250 kg)
10 bags or one pick up load
No construction waste, rocks, plastic bags, kitchen scraps, metal, animal waste, sod, stumps
Up to 2 bags per household per week
No construction waste
Yard and garden waste and recyclables are not permitted in garbage