Nelson Leafs Society gets temporary rezoning for Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The Nelson Leafs Hockey Society has been given one year rezoning approval for a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Depot.

The Society submitted a flood mitigation strategy to Nelson Council this week.

In partnership with the RDCK, the Society has proposed to establish a year round Household Hazardous Waste Collection, along with a used oil collection at their current facility on Silica Street.

Councillor Brittany Anderson says in December, the organization was granted a one year bylaw exemption to allow waste and recycling facilities in the front yard, on the condition that a flood mitigation strategy was developed and approved by council through specially modified containers.

Council had concerns because the facility sits near Cottonweed Creek.

Council approved the one year rezoning, but it's temporary, the Leafs are looking for another location in a more suitable neighbourhood.

In the meantime the Leafs worked with SNC Lavalin,  and the plan is to raise the height that the containers are sitting on.

They also have a plan in place in order to be able to move containers if there was a concern with creek levels rising.