Release: May 9, 2019
Media Contact: Gerry Thiessen, RDBN Board Chair
Rory Mckenzie, Director of Environmental Services
Fort St. James Transfer Station Expands Services to Accept Recyclable Material
Recycle BC program to accept Packaging and Paper Product transitions to the RDBN
On March 7, 2019 the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) Board approved entering into a contract with Recycle BC to transfer the Recycle BC depot program from the current depot location run by the Nak’azdli Development Corporation to the RDBN Transfer Station site on Necoslie Road. Residents in Fort St. James and area will be able to take their residential packaging and paper product recyclables to the Fort St. James Transfer Station, without charge, as it continues to work with the Recycle BC network of more than 200 depots.
The Recycling Depot at the Fort St. James Transfer Station will accept all materials in Recycle BC’s residential Packaging and Paper Product Recycling Program, including non-deposit glass bottles and jars, plastic bags and plastic foam packaging, along with recycling materials such as newsprint, cardboard, metal containers, plastic containers, spiral wound cans and paper packaging that held liquid when sold, such as coffee cups and soup cartons, accepted in the curbside program. RDBN promotes municipal curbside collection program as an efficient recycling option for participating residents. The Depot will also be collecting other recycling program items such as electronics, lights, cellphones and household batteries.
The new depot will only accept materials dropped off during the recycling depot hours of operation, Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm, closed Statutory holidays.
The RDBN is set to open the recycling depot at the Fort St. James Transfer Station on June 12, 2019. The RDBN will be offering one full-time employment position as a “Recycling Attendant” that will oversee the recycling and reuse programs on site. The reuse shed will remain open, relocating it away from congested traffic to the location selected for the recycling area. The RDBN would like to remind the public that the ban on all corrugated cardboard at the regions’ Transfer Stations and Landfills is still in place. All commercial business’s recyclables are not accepted in this Recycle BC program as it is strictly for residential materials.
The RDBN will be relocating the entry point to the site to the furthest gate access on Necoslie Road and moving the designated spot for wood waste. Access will be to the right of the Transfer Station and behind. Please follow the NEW site signage.
Please follow the progress on the RDBN website www.rdbn.bc.ca and “Sustainable RDBN” Facebook page or call 1-800-320-3339. More information about Recycle BC and its residential packaging and printed paper recycling program, including the full list of materials that are accepted at the depot, are available at www.RecycleBC.ca.