The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) is opening a year-round residential disposal option for oil and other hazardous waste at the Revelstoke Landfill, located at 330 Westside Road.
A statement from the CSRD said that beginning in October, residents of the CSRD will be able to drop off oil, oil containers, oil filters, antifreeze, antifreeze containers, and household hazardous waste (HHW) free of charge year-round on Saturdays only, from 10 am to 4 pm.
“Residents have not had a local depot to safely dispose of oil and antifreeze for several months,” Carmen Fennell, the CSRD’s Waste Reduction Facilitator, said I a statement on Wednesday, October12. “We realized there was a service gap in Revelstoke and took steps to fill the void”. Oil, antifreeze, and their containers are collected under a Stewardship program, managed on behalf of the province by the British Columbia Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA). In 2015,”
CSRD staff submitted a proposal to the BCUOMA suggesting they partner with the CSRD to deliver this service from the Revelstoke Landfill site.
In March of 2016, BCUOMA agreed on a partnership plan and contributed start-up funds towards the construction of a receiving facility. In addition to the oil, antifreeze, and associated container collection, the depot will also accept household hazardous wastes (HHW).
The drop off depot replaces the CSRD Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up event which had previously taken place every second year in Revelstoke.
The depot will provide residents with a convenient, year round drop off location for oil, antifreeze and HHW.
“Residents will no longer have to store this material in the basement, garage or shed until the next HHW Round-Up,” Fennell said. “Residential quantities of HHW will be accepted at no cost. Examples of HHW include old fuel, solvents, grease, pool chemicals, tar, pesticides, adhesives and any item that may be flammable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic.”