Year-Round Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Facility Now Open for City, Regional District

Kamloops BC – May 14, 2024 – A new year-round residential household hazardous waste drop-off facility servicing Kamloops and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) free of charge is now a reality.

The service is a partnership between the City and the TNRD. A contract with North-Wood Environmental Ltd. was awarded at the October 26, 2023, TNRD Board Meeting. The multi-year contract came into effect May 1, 2024.

“This is an exciting announcement to be able to offer this important service year-round. Previously, the City and the TNRD hosted one-off “round-up” events for household hazardous waste drop-off once a year,” said Glen Farrow, the City’s Streets and Environmental Services Manager.  

“This is a really positive step in the right direction to help keep more household hazardous waste out of the landfill, and to offer a convenient, dedicated location for drop-off,” said Adriana Mailloux, the TNRD’s Manager of Solid Waste & Recycling.

The drop-off site opened for business on May 1, 2024. It is located at 480 Okanagan Way in the Mount Paul Industrial Park and is open to the public five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

What Materials Are Accepted?

Items will be accepted free of charge and safely disposed of or recycled. Residential-source quantities of the following items from the garage, shed, or under the sink are accepted:

  • adhesives, caulking, sealants
  • cleaning products (e.g. all-purpose and household cleaners, degreasers, furniture polishes, rust and lime removers)
  • compressed gas
  • fire extinguishers
  • flammable liquids 
  • diesel
  • gasoline and gas/oil mixtures
  • household paint, paint-related materials
  • hot tub and pool chemicals
  • known products in unmarked containers (e.g. paint in a container other than the original paint can)
  • mercury-containing items
  • pesticides, fertilizers
  • propane canisters and tanks
  • unknown products in unmarked/unlabelled containers
  • used oil, filters, and antifreeze

Note: Drop-off is limited to one passenger vehicle per customer per day. A declaration form confirming the residential origin of the material is required at the time of drop-off. The form will be available on site or can be printed ahead of time at Commercial or business-source hazardous waste may be accepted for a fee by approved, pre-scheduled appointment only. Please contact North-Wood Environmental Services directly to inquire.

What Materials Are Not Accepted?

The following items are currently not accepted:

  • asbestos and asbestos-containing materials (these materials may be accepted at Mission Flats Landfill for a fee)
  • agricultural pesticides, ammunition/explosives/flares, biomedical waste, radioactive materials, waste containing PCBs (call the BC Recycling Hotline at 1-800-667-4321)
  • pharmaceuticals (these can be taken to a pharmacy)
  • leaking or improperly sealed products

Residents are reminded that Mission Flats Landfill continues to accept certain household hazardous materials for free.

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Media Contacts:

Glen Farrow, Streets and Environmental Services Manager
City of Kamloops
Tel.: 250 828-3802

Adriana Mailloux, Manager of Solid Waste & Recycling
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Tel.: 250 377-6294

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