Users of the Eco-Depots and Transfer Stations throughout the Thompson-Nicola Regional District can expect to pay less for discarding major appliances, including residential fridges, freezers, water coolers, and removable/portable A/C units, beginning June 28. File photo

Tipping fees change at TNRD Eco-Depots and Transfer Stations

Users can expect to pay less for discarding major appliances like residential fridges and freezers

The Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) is advising that starting June 28, residents and businesses will see changes to the rates for disposing major appliances, mattresses, yard waste and concrete.

Users of the Eco-Depots and Transfer Stations throughout the TNRD can expect to pay less for discarding major appliances, including residential fridges, freezers, water coolers, and removable/portable A/C units. These items are now free to drop off as part of a collaboration with the MARR (Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable). This includes major appliances that have been designated for residential use, including dual fuel natural gas or propane products provided the other power source is electricity. Appliances used in or sold for industrial, commercial and/or institutional (IC&I) applications that have the same essential design characteristics as major household appliances, as defined above, are also included. All program products that are used for the purpose of refrigeration or freezing must contain a compressor and/or refrigerant gases.

Eco-depot opens in Clearwater

Major product types include:

• Refrigerators, wine coolers and beverage centers

• Freezers

• Portable, room and window air conditioners

• Portable dehumidifiers

• Clothes dryers / steam cleaners

• Ranges, built-in ovens and surface cooking units

• Built-in and over the range microwave ovens

• Dishwashers

• Food waste disposers and trash compactors

• Electric beverage dispensers

For more info visit

The TNRD also advises the fees for mattresses and box springs will be changing to $15 per unit (regardless of size) to reflect the true cost of processing. The majority of materials found in these items can be recycled which requires a significant amount of labor to accomplish. By properly diverting the recyclable material, it will recover important resources and save space at the landfill.

Businesses and commercial users can expect to pay a small fee to help cover the processing cost for yard waste.

Although easily diverted, this material requires chipping and transportation to be used properly. The new fee for businesses that drop off yard waste will be $40 per tonne.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Making the grade

Borrow Enterprises Ltd. donates equipment and manpower to help Clearwater Ski Hill

Animal Protection Party candidate selected for riding

Kira Cheeseborough said among her party’s platforms, she also hopes to inspire the youth vote

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour heads into third year

Attendees can expect selections ranging from comedic to dramatic to outright astounding

Clearwater RCMP report

Clearwater RCMP responded to 34 calls for service over this past week

PHOTOS: Young protesters in B.C. and beyond demand climate change action

Many demonstaers were kids and teens who skipped school to take part

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

U.S.’s largest retailer points to ‘growing’ complications in federal, state and local regulations

Former B.C. lifeguard gets house arrest for possession of child porn

Cees Vanderniet of Grand Forks will serve six months of house arrest, then two years’ probation

Crown alleges resentment of ex-wife drove Oak Bay father to kill his daughters

Patrick Weir alleged in his closing arguments that Andrew Berry is responsible for the deaths of his daughters

‘I’d do it again,’ says B.C. man who swam naked, drunk in Toronto shark tank

David Weaver, of Nelson, was drunk when he went to Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on Oct. 12 2018

How to react to Trudeau’s racist photos? With humility, B.C. prof says

‘We are now treating racism as a crime that you cannot recover from’

Victoria man spots online photo of his totem pole 11 years after it was stolen

Mark Trueman restored the pole himself before it was stolen off of his property in Duncan

VIDEO: Fire destroys Williams Lake strip club targeted by past arson attempts

Diamonds and Dust Entertainment Lounge destroyed by fire, as well as New World Tea and Coffee House

Trudeau seeks meeting with Singh to apologize for blackface, brownface photos

‘I will be apologizing to him personally as a racialized Canadian,’ Trudeau said Friday

Most Read