REFUSE SITE INFORMATION Special and Hazardous Wastes
Certain waste materials will not be accepted for
Hours of Operation
burial at the site, such as batteries, car tires, used
REFUSE COLLECTION The hours the refuse site is accessible to the public
motor oil, anti-freeze, solvents, paint, friable
asbestos, etc. Contact the Recycling Hotline at
are limited to allow more efficient operation.
1-800-667-4321 for more information. Automotive
AND Effective April 1, 2004, the hours of operation, are
batteries and car tires may be deposited in the
as indicated below:
designated area of the refuse site.
Day Summer Hours Winter Used Motor Oil & Filters
(April 1 - Sept. 30) (Oct. 1 - Mar. 31)
Monday 1:00- 8:00 p.m. 11:00 – 5:00 p.m. Residents who change their own engine oil can
Tuesday Closed Closed dispose of the used oil and filters at no charge by
Wednesday 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. 11:00 – 5:00 p.m.
taking it to OK Tire & Auto Service on Nalabila
Blvd. in the Nechako neighbourhood.
Thursday 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. 11:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. 11:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 - 5:00 p.m. 11:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 - 5:00 p.m. 11:00 – 5:00 p.m.
What to do with used turpentine? Reuse it as much
as possible by allowing turpentine to sit in a sealed
Statutory Holidays - 11:00 - 5:00 p.m. except closed New
st jar until paint particles settle. Pour off clear liquid
Years Day, Easter Sunday, July 1 & Christmas Day
and use again.
Tipping Fees per load
There will be no charge for self-hauled residential
A site attendant will be on duty at the Refuse Site refuse disposal. However, for commercial loads the
for all hours that the site is open to the public. The following tipping fees apply and must be paid on
District of Kitimat entrance gate will be locked at all other times. site.
Engineering Services Department
Single-axle vehicle less than 1 tonne $ 10.00
Commercial users requiring access at other times
270 City Centre may make their own arrangements with the refuse Single-axle vehicle greater than or
Kitimat, B.C. V8C 2H7 site operator. equal to 1 tonne $ 20.00
Phone: (250) 632-8900 Tandem-axle vehicle up to 15 cu yds. $ 30.00
Fax: (250) 632-4995 Refuse Segregation Loads over 15 cu. yds. $ 50.00
up to 30 cu. yds.
Refuse must be segregated and deposited in Loads over 30 cu yds. up to 43 cu. $100.00
specific locations as shown by directional signs and yds.
as directed by the site attendant. Currently wood,
tires, batteries, automobiles, appliances and Loads over 43 cu. yds. $150.00
domestic refuse areas have been designated.
Who Operates the Refuse Site? RESIDENTIAL REFUSE SUGGESTIONS FOR WASTE REDUCTION
The District of Kitimat holds the waste Reduce
management permit for the refuse site but has Kitimat has a very cost-effective collection system
contracted Andrew Towse Waste Management for residential curb-side refuse. Residents can Reduction is the most effective means to decrease
to provide landfilling services, Phone 632-3501. assist in keeping these costs to a minimum by the impact of refuse on the environment. When you
conforming to the following requirements. buy an item, ask yourself if you really need it. Avoid
items that are over-packaged, buy second-hand,
Scavenging a. Only approved water-tight refuse receptacles rent, or share items. Compost yard and kitchen
with handles, constructed of galvanized metal, wastes.
Scavenging is not allowed at the Municipal Refuse
rigid plastic, or approved plastic bags.
Site. Limited scavenging may be permitted by the
Receptacles must not exceed 46 cm (18 inches) Re-Use
Contractor in designated areas. The site attendant
in diameter or 72 cm (28 inches) in height. A
will be able to advise if there is an area where
maximum of 3 cans, or 6 bags, per residence
scavenging is allowed. Re-using products, or buying re-usable products is
will be picked up.
another efficient way to reduce the amount of
What Happens When I Go to the refuse entering the environment. Using cloth
Dump with a Pick-Up Load of Old b. Do not overload containers - maximum weight of instead of paper products for cleaning is one way
Junk from my Yard? any receptacle for pick up is 35 kg (75 lbs.). As of re-using materials instead of throwing them out
the containers must be manually dumped, with the trash. Repair broken items rather than
Directional signs and the site attendant will direct
weights in excess of this amount are buying new. Donate old clothes and items to
you to the proper location for dumping this refuse.
unacceptable and may be left at curb side. charity. Use your own cloth shopping bags. Pack
Depending on your load, you may be directed to
one or more locations to allow proper segregation lunches in lunch kits instead of paper bags.
c. Prepare refuse properly - thoroughly drain and
wrap garbage in paper before placing in refuse Recycle
I Operate a Trucking Business, Can I receptacles. Particulate matter (dust, hair,
Still Bring Truck Loads of Excavation sawdust, ashes, etc.) must be wrapped or
Although transportation costs make recycling
Material to the Refuse Site? bagged. Ashes must be properly quenched.
less viable in Kitimat than lower mainland areas,
many items in every day use can be recycled.
Yes, excavation materials can be delivered to the d. Clippings from shrubs and trees will be picked The most worthwhile for the homeowner are
refuse site, and providing they meet certain up during residential collections providing they beverage containers and other items requiring a
specifications, there will be no charge for their are compactly and securely tied in bundles no deposit.
disposal at the location designated by the site exceeding 1.2 m (4 feet) in length and 0.5 m
attendant. The material must be clean excavated (1 ½ feet) in diameter. In addition, KUTE operates a recyc
material, with a minimum of woody organics.
ling depot at 316 Railway Avenue to handle
e. Sharp objects (needles, glass) require special newspaper, bond office paper, computer paper,
attention and must be packaged in glossy magazines, cardboard, paint, tin,
For more information on disposing of unbreakable containers. aluminum nickel cadmium, lithium and alkaline
household hazardous wastes contact the
batteries and cell phones. The depot is
Ministry of Environment Office Your cooperation in following the above is currently open:
Phone 250-847-7260. appreciated and will assist us in maintaining an
efficient collection operation without creating undue Mon. - Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
hardship or risk for our refuse collector. Questions Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
or concerns regarding refuse collection can be
made directly to our Contractor, Kitimat Valley More detailed information can be obtained by
Disposal, at 632-4689. phoning 632-6633.
Revised June 2008