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Posted: September 12, 2019

Transfer Station to begin accepting garbage Monday

With the construction on the main building of the Kimberley Transfer Station nearly complete, the facility will begin accepting garbage on Monday, the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) reported this morning (Sept. 12).

“Getting the main building re-opened to the public has been our goal all along and it feels great to be at the point in the reconstruction process that we can do that,” said RDEK Environmental Services Manager Kevin Paterson. “Our contractor will remain on site to complete construction on the adjoining staff facilities; however, that will not impact the public access to the site.”

The Transfer Station was destroyed in a fire just over a year ago and has had temporary bins in place to accept small loads since three days after the fire.  Anyone with larger loads, including the city’s municipal trucks, have had to use the Cranbrook Transfer Station or Central Landfill.

“We want to acknowledge and thank the public for its patience during the rebuild, the City of Kimberley staff who had to make adjustments to use other facilities, and our contractor for working as quickly as possible to complete the construction,” added Paterson.

Crews will continue to complete the final pieces of the construction through the weekend and the transfer station building will re-open Monday morning at 8:30 a.m.  “The temporary bins will remain in place until Monday morning,” said Paterson.


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