The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary says it being forced to make temporary changes to recycling while highways are closed or slowed due to the recent extreme rainfall.

In the Boundary, recycling depots will no longer accept glass and foam. But they will continue to accept containers, paper/cardboard and plastic bags and overwrap, and other flexible plastic packaging.

In Greater Trail, curbside programs will no longer accept segregated glass starting Monday. Containers and paper products will continue to be collected.

The recycling depot at the McKelvey Creek Landfill will no longer accept foam, glass, and plastic bags and overwrap, and other flexible plastic packaging. Containers and paper/cardboard will continue to be accepted.

The RDKB is asking you to store any recyclables not currently accepted, until further notice.

“We thank residents for their patience and understanding until things get back normal,” said Regional District of Kootenay Boundary board chair Linda Worley. “It’s so important to recycle and we ask residents to store the [items] that aren’t going to be accepted.”