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City of Salmon Arm
Box 40
500 2 Ave. NE
Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2
Ph: 250.803.4000
Fx: 250.803.4041
Hours: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Ineligible Items
Banned at Landfill
NOT Accepted Curbside

  • Auto hulks & tires;
  • Biomedical waste;
  • Farm animal carcasses and farm animal body parts;
  • Empty waste containers unless they are crushed, shredded or reduced in volume to the maximum practical extent;
  • Ignitable wastes liquids and semi-solid wastes except as permitted by bylaw;
  • Log yard wastes;
  • PCBs;
  • Radioactive wastes;
  • Reactive wastes; and
  • Solid waste that is on fire or smoldering.
For more information on banned/prohibited waste, please visit the CSRD webpage on Banned/Prohibited Waste.

Prohibited from burial at landfill, but accepted as compost, recycling, etc.
NOT Accepted Curbside

  • Construction and demolition wastes that have been designated as recyclable or reusable by the Regional District;
  • Recyclable wastes including, but not limited to: corrugated cardboard, directories, lead acid batteries, paper fibres propane tanks, scrap metal, white goods, food cans, glass jars and containers;
  • Hazardous waste, except permitted by bylaw;
  • Liquids and semi-solid wastes, except as permitted by bylaw;
  • Yard and garden waste;
  • Items listed in Schedules of the Recycling Regulation provided there are opportunities to recycle listed items (i.e. curbside recycling, electronics, lighting, etc.); and
  • Items deemed to be marketable or recyclable by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District.
For more information on banned/prohibited waste, please visit the CSRD webpage on Banned/Prohibited Waste.

RECYCLING DEPOT Only Items. Do not place in curbside garbage or curbside recycling. CURBSIDE GARBAGE Only Items. Do not take to depot. Do not place in curbside recycling. Place all listed items in curbside garbage.
Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Clear and coloured non-deposit glass bottles and jars.
  • Ceramic products; and
  • Drinking glasses or dishes, cookware, whole or broken window glass or mirrors.
Plastic Foam Packaging (Stryofoam)  
  • Plastic foam containers and trays used for meat and produce;
  • Foam egg cartons;
  • Foam clamshells, cups and bowls for take-out food; and
  • Plastic foam cushion packaging to protect electronics, small appliances, etc.
  • Liquid-absorbing pads used in trays for meat, poultry, fish, etc;
  • Shrink wrap for meat, poultry, fish or cheese;
  • Labels, tape, paper and cardboard on foam packaging;
  • Foam peanuts, packing chips, or noodles;
  • Blue or pink foam board insulation; and
  • Paper napkins.
Plastic Bags and Overwrap
  • Retail bags for groceries or dry cleaning;
  • Bags for bread, newspapers and flyers;
  • Bags for produce and dry bulk foods;
  • Frozen vegetable bags;
  • Outer wrap for soft drink can flats;
  • Water softener salt and garden product bags;
  • Outer bags for diapers and feminine hygiene products; and
  • Pre-washed salad bags.
  • Crinkly cellophane wrap for tea, floral arrangements, etc;
  • Kitchen stretch wrap or plastic wrap for meat, poultry, fish, vegetables or cheese;
  • Chip or snack bags;
  • Zipper-lock bags;
  • Plastic shipping envelopes;
  • Biodegradable or compostable plastic bags;
  • Multi-layer, laminated plastic film, e.g. for bacon, deli meats, cheese slices, etc;
  • Bubble packaging;
  • Lumber or construction wrap; and
  • Garbage bags (all colours).

For more information on recylcing depots please visit the following websites: