Waste transfer station delayed

New facility at Apex to be completed next year

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will complete the construction of a waste transfer station at Apex Mountain Resort in 2018.

The waste transfer station will provide garbage and recycling service for the homes and businesses at the ski hill.

Completion in 2018 is due to a number of factors including a change of ownership of the resort, higher than estimated construction pricing, internal capacity issues due to staff working on flooding and fires and a lack of clarity on how the project will be financed.

RDOS staff determined that finishing construction in 2017 was not financially feasible with the short building season at the ski hill. Proceeding this year would have cost residents more money than waiting until next summer.

The facility is now slated for completion next year. Works completed this year include power upgrades to the site. Updated information will be shared on the RDOS website.