Kamloops, BC – November 1, 2022 – The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) is pleased to announce the opening of the new, full-service Boston Flats Eco-Depot, effective as of November 15, 2022.
This new Eco-Depot will replace the Cache Creek Transfer Station, and will better meet the growing needs of customers by providing additional services and greater capacity. The Eco-Depot will have expanded days of operation, an expanded list of accepted materials, and a weigh scale to provide accurate billing to customers.
The Boston Flats Eco-Depot is located on approximately four hectares of land at 1180 Campbell Hill Drive East, located on the east side of Highway 1 at the former chip reload plant. Compared to the Cache Creek Transfer Station, this location is a shorter distance from Highway 1 and will be easier for customers to access year round.
“This new Eco-Depot is in a convenient location, and will provide greater recycling and disposal service for customers in Cache Creek, Ashcroft and surrounding communities,” said Adriana Mailloux, Manager of Solid Waste & Recycling. “We are pleased to now be able to open this facility to the public, after several years of work to get to this point.”
Materials that were previously accepted at the Cache Creek Transfer Station will continue to be accepted at the new Boston Flats Eco-Depot, along with expanded recycling opportunities. Materials that can now be recycled free of charge at the Eco Depot include used oil, electronics, small electrical appliances, paint and more.
Operating hours of the Boston Flats Eco-Depot are 8 am to 4 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. Customers can pay by credit (Visa or Mastercard), debit, TNRD Eco-Card or with a charge account. Like all TNRD solid waste facilities, the Boston Flats Eco-Depot is open for regular hours on all statutory holidays excluding Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
To find more information online, please visit www.tnrd.ca/garbage-recycling.
About TNRD Eco Depots
- Eco-Depots allow for extensive solid waste management in TNRD communities.
- Eco-Depots divert more materials from being landfilled, thanks to recycling opportunities for many different types of products that are included in the Province of BC’s Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program.
- Eco-Depots have more space than Transfer Stations in order to accommodate areas to separate recyclable materials. Generally, the hours of operation at Eco-Depots are greater than Transfer Stations, in order to meet demand.
- Many accepted materials at Eco-Depots can be disposed of free of charge.
- The TNRD operates 27 solid waste facilities, including 10 Eco-Depots and 17 Transfer Stations. Eco-Depots are located in Boston Flats, Clearwater, Clinton, Heffley Creek, Logan Lake, Louis Creek, Lower Nicola, Lytton, Pritchard and 70 Mile.
- More information on solid waste facilities: www.tnrd.ca/depot-services/
Adriana Mailloux, Manager of Solid Waste & Recycling
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Tel.: 250 377-6294