Waste Management

General Refuse

There are two transfer stations in Area A which accept a wide range of trash, excluding liquid waste and hazardous materials. Full details on what is allowed to be dumped are posted at the transfer station sites. Not sure what to do with your unwanted item?  Please see the RDCK’s Waste Disposal Options Directory for suggestions.
Note: Returnable items can also be donated to the local Lion’s Club at the Crawford Bay and Boswell transfer stations.

Crawford Bay Transfer Station
16798 Crawford Creek Road
Open 9-3 Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays in summer,
10 – 3 Tuesdays & Sundays in winter

Boswell Transfer Station
12549 Hepher Road
Open year-round from 1-3 on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Please be aware that the transfer stations are closed on statutory holidays.  Illegal dumping is a serious offence – please respect our environment!

Click here for more information on the RDCK’s Transfer Stations.

General Recyclables

Local recycling bins take paper, cardboard, food cans, glass and plastics and always open.  These bins are located at:

  • Boswell Transfer Station – 12549 Hepher Road
  • Crawford Bay Transfer Station – 16798 Crawford Creek Road
  • Riondel Community Hall – 1511 Eastman Avenue

Click here for a full list of RDCK Recycling Depots.

Electronics Recyclables

Electronics should not be taken to the Transfer Stations as they contain heavy metals and other toxic materials.  Please recycle your electronic good at the Electronics Rcycling facility in Nelson.

Nelson Leafs Bottle Depot
open 7 days a week, 10-4:30, except holidays
120 Silica Street

For more info please see BC’s Electronics Recycling Program website.


Returnable drink containers, beer, and wine bottles can be cashed in at the bottle depot behind Crawford Bay Store.