Civic Works
Ootischenia Landfill

Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Sunday: Closed

Holidays: Closed (New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Canada Day, BC Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day)


Regional District of Central Kootenay Ootischenia Landfill Website

Recycling Locations

In a step towards sustainability, Castlegar now offers curbside recycling to it's residents.  Click here for more information!

Ootischenia Landfill
670 Columbia Road, Ootischenia

Recycling Basics

What is Recycling? - Recycling is an environmentally friendly option available to all residents in the Regional District of Central Kootenay to dispose of recyclable materials such as glass food & beverage containers, tin & aluminum cans, newspaper, milk jugs and mixed paper.

Putting your household waste on a “Waste Reduction diet” involves the “4R” approach:

  1. Reducing your consumption of resources
  2. Reusing your resources
  3. Returning your resources and
  4. Recycling

60% of your household waste can be diverted from entering landfills just by recycling and composting. Non-renewable resources are being wasted and the time to act is now!

Recycling Plastics

Clean plastics marked with a 1, 2, 4, 5, or 7 may be recycled at designated recycling locations.

Number Description Packaging Applications
Polyethylene Terepthalate (PET or PETE) is commonly used in soft drink bottles and many injection molded consumer product containers. Plastic soft drink, water, sports drink, beer, mouthwash, catsup and salad dressing bottles. Peanut butter, pickle, jelly & jam jars.
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is used to make bottles for milk, juice, water and laundry products. Also used for packaging many household and industrial chemicals such as detergent and bleach. Milk, water, juice, cosmetics, shampoo, dish & laundry detergent bottles, yogurt and margarine tubs.
Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is used to manufacture some flexible lids and bottles and it is used in wire and cable applications. Squeezable bottles such as honey and mustard bottles.
Polypropylene (PP) is found in flexible and rigid packaging to fibers and large molded parts for automotive and consumer products. Catsup bottles, yogurt containers and margarine tubs, medicine bottles.
Use of this code indicates the package in question is made with a resin other than the six listed above. Three and five gallon reusable water bottles, some citrus juice and catsup bottles.