The Regional District of Central Kootenay will extend operating hours at the Ootischenia landfill as of June 1 in response to the high volume of users.
“After receiving feedback from residents requesting longer hours, the RDCK is pleased to be able provide this increase in service,” said Paul Peterson, chair of the west sub-region resource recovery Committee.
The landfill will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday, April 1 to Oct. 31 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Saturday, Nov. 1 to March 31. Presently the landfill is open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. year round.
The hours of the Grohman Narrows transfer station near Nelson are also being extended. It will now close at 5:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday instead of 4 p.m.