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Posted: July 10, 2012

17 years in the making – transfer station opened

RDEK board chair Rob Gay addresses the grand opening crowd.

There were sunny skies July 2 for the grand opening of the new Fernie Transfer Station, located at 6000 Highway 3. The new facility includes a full yellow bin recycling area; bins for wood waste, metals, and yard waste; areas for auto batteries, propane tanks and tires; and a new reuse centre.  The reuse centre accepts most household items, provided they are in good working condition.  It’s free to drop items off and free to pick them up.

The event also featured a composter sale. Here RDEK Summer Student Jenny Byford provides some composting tips.

Lead image – pictured left to right: Joni Krats (Fernie Councillor), Mary Giuliano (Mayor, City of Fernie), Phil Iddon (Fernie Councillor), Kootenay Columbia MP David Wilks, Jim Ogilvie (former RDEK board chair and Mayor of Kimberley), Dean McKerracher (Mayor – District of Elkford), Joe Warshawsky (Fernie Councillor), Willard Ripley (Fernie Councillor), Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett, Neil Cook (Waste Management), Lois Halko (Mayor, District of Sparwood), Jim Penson (RDEK Solid Waste Superintendent), Mike Sosnowski (Electoral Area A Director), Rob Gay (RDEK Board Chair).

Images courtesy RDEK


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