Long-awaited waste transfer station opens at Apex Mountain

Waste facility finally opens

About decade after residents first started asking for it, the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen has finally opened waste transfer station at Apex Mountain. 

The site at 220 Strayhorse Road, below the main parking lot of the resort, provides similar garbage and recycling services to curb side collection. 

The indoor facility provides shelter for waste and recycling bins in an effort to eliminate conflicts with wildlife and to prevent it from blowing into a nearby stream. The resort corporation previously operated the community's only waste site, which was not open to the general public and only paying customers. 

A set of temporary outdoor bins were on site this winter while construction was completed, but residents are now being asked to enter the building and use the indoor bins. 

Apex Mountain Resort has been contracted to maintain the site through snow removal and litter cleanup.

The site cannot accept demolition waste, construction materials, furniture, electronics and hazardous materials — all which can be taken to the Campbell Mountain Landfill. 

The construction contract to build the facility was worth $450,000, in addition to $59,000 for the prefabricated metal building. 

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