For those who don’t have the luxury of curbside recycling pickup, the Smithers-Telkwa Transfer Station offers a solution with the opening of their recycling services this week.
“It’s not perfect but it’s what the people needed. Obviously, people want the recycling depot in their town but this land is owned by the district and is stable grounds for operation,” says Mark Fisher, Area A Director for the Bulkley Nechako District.
The problem arose when The Bulkley Valley Bottle Depot saw their contract with Recycle BC end in February of this year.
The expiration created a unique opportunity to partner with what was already the landfill anyway.
Situated at 6139 Donaldson Rd between Smithers and Telkwa, the waste and recycling departments work hand in hand to make sure business is done right.
Staff are on site to answers recycling questions and educate those who come to the station.
“It’s well organized to reduce the amount of contamination. We want to ensure residents are both educated and doing their part to contribute,” says Mark Fisher, Area A Director for the Bulkley Nechako District.
Fisher was quick to point out we here in the Bulkley Valley have been really lucky over the past years for the level of recycling options available to us.
The Town of Vanderhoof is also scheduled to open a recycling transfer station later this month.