Kettle Valley Waste
Winner of the Boundary
Country Green Business Award!
On 1 July 2011, we (Ron Liddle / Diana Carr, of Christina
Lake) assumed responsibility for garbage and recycling collection
in Grand Forks and Area D (rural Grand Forks).
We support the RDKB goal of Zero Waste. Wouldn’t
it be a wonderful world with no more landfills, with everything
not needed being recycled (either composted or sold through
recycling centres)? Financially, the future looks grim for
garbage collectors - and that's a good thing!
Our “split-trucks” can collect two waste streams
with one pass. This truck (also low emissions and
fuel-efficient) allows streamlined collection services,
saving taxpayer dollars, while protecting environmental
we provide are:
Green Bin Kitchen Scraps Collection
for City of Grand Forks, and Areas C and D - every
week on your pick-up schedule. (Note:
Yard & Garden waste does not
go into the green bin). More info at www.rdkb.com.
Recycling collection (under contract with the
Regional District KB) for Area C, Area D, Area E,
and City of Grand Forks
Residential Garbage Collection (by “subscription”
in Areas E, and under contract for City of Grand Forks
and Areas c and D)
Roll off bins by special arrangement
Commercial Waste Collection – Food Scraps,
Recycling and Garbage. Call us to make a plan tailored
to meet your needs.
garbage cans are for sale
12 cubic yard Roll-off Bins
We can drop off a driveway friendly bin for you
to load at your own pace. From single items to full
loads, we take away what you don’t want and
recycle what we can.
- construction site waste
- renovation waste
- shed/basement etc. clear outs
- delivery of sand/gravel/manure/sawdust
- tractor/Bobcat/Excavator transport
- moving junk cars, etc
- tree trimming and yard waste
For prices call Cynthia 1.877.447.9265 or email
“Securing urban food sources so that newly
attracted bears don’t learn old routines, will
protect people and bears, and save tax dollars too.”
Bear Aware 2005
- safely secure pet food, garbage and other waste
from bears, racoons, ravens, crows and dogs
- can be rolled with ease to different locations
- designed for homes, farms and businesses
- these containers have been tested and certified
- Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee
- Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
- Living With Wildlife Foundation
- Boundary Country Green Business Award!
Boundary Country Regional Chamber:
"The Green Award recognizes a business
or organization that operates in an environmentally
responsible manner and/or produces a product that
reduces natural resource consumption, supports local
community and supports the local economy. This award
celebrates excellence in green practice, and environmental
** Boat access
garbage collection schedule:
- Alpine Marina Wednesdays - 9-10 am and Sundays -
- Texas Creek Boat Launch - Fridays 9-10 am
Visit this page at www.RDKB.com
for a map that indicates what day your area receives
info regarding what can be recycled
**The RDKB has introduced Area D
& C to the new 3 stream waste collection system.
This includes weekly “green Bin” food
scraps collection with alternating bi-weekly recycling
and garbage collection. There is no fee for the food
scraps and recycling collection, however the curbside
garbage collection will require a green RDKB tag.
Tags are $3.00 each. To see a complete list of where
the new tags can be purchased please visit
this page, where it is near the bottom. KVW will
continue to be your service provider. We hope the
new system works well for you.
Kootenay Business Magazine did an
article on us! Click
here to read it.
On the Collections
page, simply find your route and you can view
and/or print a calendar that is unique to your collection
route. It includes recycling, garbage,
compostable and yard waste
collection (where applicable).
Note: Yard & Garden waste does not
go into the green bin.
** indicates new information
Driver Doug Turner, manager Cynthia Howard, and
owner Ron Liddle are part of the KVW team
Commercial Waste Collection
We are terrific at providing flexible customer specific
solutions for business waste.
Call Cynthia 1.877.447.9265
Kettle Valley Waste
Owner operator: Ron Liddle
Manager: Cynthia Howard
Ron Liddle is shown here with the company's high efficiency
Hino Roll-off Bin Truck
The average Canadian throws away approximately 2 kg
of waste each day. View the RDKB
site for some excellent tips on waste reduction.
The most recent “waste composition study”
at the Grand Forks landfill found that 19% by weight
was recyclable paper, and 40% was compostable.
From July 2005 - October 2006, 815,000 kg (815 metric
tons) of recycling program waste has been diverted
from RDKB landfills. About 85% of this diverted waste
(by weight) is paper.
In BC (during 2004) simply by returning beverage containers,
we avoided 120,848 metric tons of CO2 being emitted
– which is the equivalent of taking 26,158 cars
off the road. The value of crude oil saved is worth
For every ton of plastic (including Styrofoam) burned,
about 2.7 tons of CO2 is produced. Take action –
request those who burn garbage to stop.
One aluminum can recycled, saves enough energy to
run a 100-watt light bulb for about 3½ hours.
more Trash Talk
Kettle Valley Waste Ltd
2065 Haaglund Road
Christina Lake, BC V0H 1E3