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Traders Cove Transfer Station
THIS IS TRADERS COVE TRANSFER STATION
These are pictures of the Traders Cove Transfer Station Site which is
controlled by RDCO ( the Regional District of Central Okanagan ).
Traders Cove Transfer Station site is located on the South end of Westside Road
and is only open 2 days per week.
Hours of Operation:
Regular – Sundays 9:00 am to l:00 pm
Wed. 6:30 am to 10:30 am
Summer - Sunday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wed. 6:30 am to 10:30 am
Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Traders Cove Transfer Station site is open less often than the transfer station
site at Sugar Loaf
Transfer Station in the North area of Westside Road, which Sugar Loaf is
open 4 days per week from 8 am until 12 noon, and
never in the afternoon.
This sign at Traders Cove Transfer Station says "Do Not
Leave Garbage at the Gate".
Traders Cove Transfer Station is only open 2 days per week.
Wednesdays 6:30 am - 10:30 am
Sundays 9 am - 5 pm
(This photo of the sign at Traders Cove Transfer Station was
taken on August 15, 2006) Hours could have changed.
This is the Traders Cove Transfer Station site.
It is located along Westside Road near Bear Creek Forestry Road.
The sign at the locked gate to Traders Cove Transfer Station says,
WARNING, No Drop Off Outside Fence Area.
Violators will be prosecuted under Bylaw 1309.
This is the view you see of Traders Cove Transfer Station from Westside Road.
Household garbage only the sign says at Traders Cove Transfer Station.
Bin is only to be used by residents from
Traders Cove to South of Fintry the sign says !!
The rumor is that North Westside Road residents can
talk to RDCO to make arrangements to dump garbage at Traders Cove.
This is the Traders Cove Transfer Station Solid Waste Bin.
This transfer station site is for the use of Westside Road residents only.
For disposal of residential household garbage.
Do not dump the following:
Construction, Demolition, or Renovation Waste
Appliances, (i.e. fridges, stoves ...???)
REGIONAL DiSTRICT 0F CENTRAL OKANAGAN Board Agenda December 14, 2009
Agenda No: 6.15
TO: Regional Board
FROM: Peter Rotheisler
Waste Reduction Supervisor
DATE: December 14, 2009
Regional Board Report
increase for users of the North Westside and Traders Cove Transfer
THAT the Regional Board receive, for information, the Report from
the Waste Reduction Supervisor dated December 14th, 2009 regarding
user fees for the North Westside and Traders Cove Transfer Stations;
AND THAT staff report back to the Regional Board on the proposed
user fee increases prior to final 2010 budget deliberations;
AND FURTHER THAT staff consult with users of the North Westside
and Traders Transfer Stations to explain the need for increased user
fees and gauge interest from Traders Cove Transfer Station users
about changing to the automated curbside collection system instead
of transfer station service.
Table 1 summarizes the projected operating expenses, projected
number of users and projected user fee for 2010 as well as the
current user fees for the North Westside and Traders Cove Transfer
2010 User Fee
Current User Fee
Projected operating expenses will be finalized after reviewing total
2009 operating expenses.
Regional District residents with automated curbside collection
service adjacent to Traders Cove are projected to have a garbage
collection rate of $178.40/year for a higher level of service.
The current annual user fees for the North Westside Transfer
Station and the Traders Cove Transfer Station are $40 and $52,
respectively. Rates are less for North Westside Transfer Station
users as a result of better economies
of scale. The user fees are meant to cover all operating
expenses associated with the transfer stations. These rates have
remained unchanged for a minimum of seven years. However, over this
seven year (????????MORE LIKE SINCE
2007) period the operating expenses associated with these
transfer stations have increased by approximately 275% while the
number of users has only increased by approximately 35%.
The primary reason for the increase in operating expenses is
increased contractor rates associated with hauling, operating the
transfer station, and equipment rental (Tables 2 and 3).
Table 2 A comparison of contractor rates for Traders Cove
Transfer Station for 2004 and 2010.
|Hauling Rate (per bin)
|Labour rate (per hour)
|Equipment rental (per
Table 3 A comparison of contractor rates for North Westside
Transfer Station for 2004 and 2009
|Hauling Rate (per bin)
(included bin rental)
Labour rate (per month)
|Equipment rental (per
This raise in labour rates has more than
doubled... has your salary doubled?
Contracts have been renewed and amended multiple times over the
last seven years for each transfer station. Each renewal and
amendment resulted in an increased expense to operate.
Most recently the Regional Board approved hauling rate increases
of between 20% and 30% for both transfer stations (April 21, 2009).
This most recent hauling rate increase is associated with the
diversion of commercial traffic from the Westside Landfill and the
resultant longer haul to the Glenmore Landfill.
In addition, tipping fees have been added to the operating
expense of each transfer station as a result of the Westside
Landfill closing to commercial traffic in mid-2009. Prior to this,
residents were not charged for tipping garbage at the Regional
Waste Rediculous Supervisor
Manager of Development and Environmental Disabilities
Highlights of the Special Regional Board Meeting– April 10, 2008
Recycling Depot & Transfer Stations Contract
The Regional Board has awarded a five year contract for the
operation and collection of materials at recycling depots, waste
transfer stations and the cleanup of illegal dump sites on Crown
Okanagan Environmental Waste Systems Limited was one of three
qualified bids received for a combined services contract, which
begins July 1st.
Over the five year term based on the volume of recyclables
collected, the cost of operating four recycling depots will be
$1,825,000 and will see improvements in the layout of each site and
bin enclosures in order to improve traffic flow and parking.
could vary depending whether the volumes of materials collected are
higher or lower than in 2007. The cost of operating the Trader’s
Cove and North Westside transfer stations will be $525,000 and takes
into account higher fuel and labour costs since the last contract
was awarded five years ago. The illegal dumping site cleanup cost
remains at approximately $17,000 per year and the
contractor will provide improved equipment to access remote
locations on Crown Land.
Sugar Loaf Expenses
2002 = $30,836
2003 = $31,968
2004 = $43,691
2005 = $42,411
2006 = $38,479
2007 = $55,014
2008 = $
Sugar Loaf Revenue (number
of properties contributing to Sugar Loaf according to RDCO)
2002 = 626 properties x $40 utility bill + $??? property tax = $
2003 = 632 properties x $40 utility bill + $??? property tax = $
2004 = 642 properties x $40 utility bill + $39.67 property tax = $51,148
2005 = 655 properties x $40 utility bill + $39.11 property tax = $51,817
2006 = 707 properties x $40 utility bill + $38.56 property tax = $55,542
2007 = 737 properties x $40 utility bill + $41.43 property tax = $60,014
2008 = 761 properties x $40 utility bill + $51.95 property tax = $69,974
2009 = 784 properties x $40 utility bill + $51.95 property tax = $72,089
Traders Cove Expenses and Revenue??? If you have the numbers
send them to us and
we will post the numbers here.
PLEASE DON'T TAKE YOUR FRUSTRATION AT RDCO OUT ON THE BUSH ... TAKE IT OUT ON
SEE GARBAGE FOUND AT SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN
SEE MORE GARBAGE UP SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN
SEE GARBAGE FOUND AT VALLEY OF THE SUN
SEE ANOTHER LANDFILL
SEE MORE GARBAGE
SEE TRADERS COVE TRANSFER STATION
SEE VIEWPOINT & PULLOUT GARBAGE
SEE GARBAGE AT LACASA LAKESIDE COTTAGE RESORT
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