Yard waste curbside pick-up service about to return

Another sign that spring is on the way, it’s almost time to start filling up your yard waste cart.

Starting March 1, all residents on municipal curbside garbage collection will benefit from yard waste pick up every second week until the end of November.

Simply place your yard waste directly into the cart with the green lid and wheel it out for pickup every other week (alternate weeks to your recycling cart pick-up).

To determine your yard waste collection week, please refer to your Living Greener Calendar, or visit regionaldistrict.com/recycle.

Rae Stewart, the regional waste reduction facilitator, says residents make great use of the every two week collection.

“Last year alone we collected approximately 12,000 tonnes of yard waste at the curb and turned it into high quality compost instead of it being buried at the landfill,” Stewart said. 

Accepted items for yard waste pick-up include leaves, wood chips, bark, tree needles, garden plants, grass clippings and branches and pruning’s up to five cm (two inches) in diameter and less than one metre (three feet) in length.

Not permitted is garbage, plastic bags, rocks, sod, flower pots, landscape cloth, fruit droppings or kitchen scraps.

Up to two additional 360 litre yard waste carts can be purchased from your municipality. For additional yard waste carts and collection options, contact your municipality or visit regionaldistrict.com/recycle. To learn more, call 250-469-6258.

 

Just Posted

UPDATED: Body found in burnt Kelowna home

“Firefighters later updated police that a body had been discovered inside the home. “

NDP’s Shelley Cook to try again in Kelowna West

After losing to Christy Clark in May, Cook will vie for the seat again when a byelection is called

Brewers create anti-fascist ale

Not For Nazis Nut Brown Ale will be ready in time for Christmas

Electric Avenue charged up Kelowna Winter Farmer’s Market

Plenty of clean energy vehicle options were on display at the market

Kelowna councillor back home after surgery

Charlie Hodge is out of hospital after doctors reconstruct part of his jaw

Tattooing couple opens new shop in Lake Country

Cody and Fabiana Philpott opened NSI Tattoo in August

Whistler venues could see 2026 Olympic action

Calgary is looking to cut down on costs

Michael Buble announced as 2018 Juno host in Vancouver

Awards will celebrate Canadian talent in March

Lambert renews acquaintances with Rockets

Dan Lambert, who led the Rockets to a WHL title in 2015, will see his ex-team Wednesday in Spokane

OSO reignites French classical romantic era

The OSO presents three works from era composers in their Nov. 24-26 concert, The French Connection

BC Hydro issues storm safety tips

Bulletin indicates “electrical contact incidents resulting in serious injury are on the rise.”

UPDATE: Washington Governor Jay Inslee visits B.C.

Premier John Horgan talks trains, trade with southern neighbour

Viral video shows deer killed on Snapchat in Campbell River

RCMP say they have identified those involved and are working with conservation officers

A second robbery of a Penticton business involving a weapon

Police say a male pulled a knife on a Wal-Mart security guard Monday

Most Read