The District of Invermere’s Refuse Collection and Recycling Program is dedicated to “Guarding Against Waste”.

Weekly garbage collection is provided to single family homes.

For waste other than household, it must be taken to the Columbia Valley Landfill site located at 1884 Windermere Loop Road. The Columbia Valley Landfill is open 7 days a week 9am – 6pm. Household garbage is free. Call the landfill at 250-342-0381. The Regional District of East Kootenay operates the landfill.

Our user pay approach encourages residents to control the amount of garbage they produce. Basic Service limits residents to put two (2) standard size containers per week.

An Extended Service, utilizing client purchased garbage tags from Municipal Hall at $1.00 each, exists for clients who have needs beyond 2 containers.

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Invermere Transfer Station

If unable to have your garbage out for collection, residents are encouraged to take advantage of the Invermere Transfer Station located next to the Public Works yard in Athalmer on Industrial 1 Rd.

The District started a pilot project in July at the Invermere Transfer Station where you will see the Invermere Transfer Station fully supervised and operated between set days and hours of operation.

The Station will be open as follows:

  • Thursdays, from 8am – 6pm including statutory holidays
  • Fridays, from 8am – 6pm including statutory holidays
  • Saturdays, from 8am – 6pm including statutory holidays
  • Sundays, from 8am – 6pm including statutory holidays; and
  • Mondays, from 8am – 6pm including statutory holidays

Site staff will direct users to bins available for use.

This site will only be used to drop off household waste.

Furniture, appliances, contractor waste and yard waste will not be accepted at this site.

Only waste in residential bags that will fit through the bear resistant lids will be accepted.

The Transfer Station will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday and all users will be required to take solid waste to the Columbia Valley Landfill located on Windermere Loop Road.

Please contact the DOI office for more information by calling 250-342-9281.

By practising the 3Rs — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle — we can conserve resources, extend the life of our landfill, and save money.