Dates Set For Next Round Of $20 Dump Days

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has confirmed the next round of dates for this year’s $20 Dump Days, which will take place at two waste facilities in the Nicola Valley — the Lower Nicola Eco-Depot on Saturday, June 1, and the Aspen Grove Transfer Station Sunday, June 2.

Residents can bring in any amount of material equalling a disposal value of $20 or less free of charge. Any amount of material above $20 will incur tipping fees. This event is for residential waste only — no business or commercial loads are allowed.

Scales will be used at the Lower Nicola Eco-Depot to determine whether a load meets the $20 threshold, based on regular tipping fees of $60 a tonne. Because the Aspen Grove Transfer Station does not have scales, tipping fees will be based on a volume-based system. For example, under the volume-based system $20 loads can include any two pieces of large furniture (mattress/couch, etc.), or a short box pick-up with extended sides of household garbage, or a full-sized box pickup of demolition/construction.

TNRD waste sites in the Nicola Valley that are participating are:

-  Lower Nicola Eco-Depot (2348 Woodward Rd.)
-  Aspen Grove Transfer Station (7925 Merritt Princeton Highway 5A)

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