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The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) is pleased to announce that negotiations are underway to establish a small scale recycling depot at the Smithers/Telkwa Transfer Station located on Donaldson Road.

Two permanent, full-time recycling attendant positions with the Regional District will be posted shortly. These attendants will be trained to oversee the recycling and reuse programs at the transfer station.

The hours of operation will be the same as the transfer station hours of Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm.

For any questions about the Bulkley Valley Bottle Depot and their recycling initiatives, please contact the Smithers and Area Recycling Society directly.

The Corrugated Cardboard Ban is still in place at all of the RDBN transfer stations and landfills.

Further updates will follow when the RDBN finalizes the recycling program. More information will be available on the RDBN website www.rdbn.bc.ca  and "Sustainable RDBN" Facebook page or call 1-800- 320-3339.

Media contact:
Bill Miller, Chair
Rory McKenzie, Director of Environmental Services

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS FAÇADE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM


2018 Funding Now Available nditrdbnlogo

Many municipalities in our region have, or are currently , participating in the Building Façade Improvement Program.

The RDBN is pleased to partner with NDIT to ensure that unincorporated communities along Highway 16 will also be eligible.

If you have a business in a commercially zoned building in Topley, Fort Fraser or Endako, funding is now available for improvements to your building façade. Grants for projects meeting the eligibility criteria are available on a first come– first served basis.

Grants for up to $5,000 are available

For up to 50% of the budget for projects that increase the appeal of your business.

Q: Does my business qualify?
A: Give us a call, we can certainly let you know.


Q: What kind of improvements can I make?
A: A complete list can be found in our guidelines, but projects can include new siding, paint, awnings, and other architectural features.


Q: What about accessibility projects, will they qualify?
A: Yes, accessibility projects can qualify for this funding if they are part of a larger improvement project.

If you  have any questions please email corrine.swenson@rdbn.bc.ca 

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