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Central Okanagan residents asked for input on food waste collection

The survey is open until July 2
Central Okanagan residents are being asked to weigh in on curbside food waste collection.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan is seeking more public engagement about curbside food waste collection. 

“We heard loud and clear in Phase One that residents are interested in a food waste collection program for the Central Okanagan,” said Cynthia Coates, RDCO Supervisor of Solid Waste. “Now, we’re looking for residents’ help to create the criteria for what the program could look like moving forward. Understanding residents preferred options in receiving this service will help staff design a program that suits the needs of as many residents as possible when it comes to food waste collection in the Central Okanagan.”

The online survey, or Phase Two, remains open until July 2. 

Information is being collected to help determine things such as what should be considered when choosing a location for a transfer station, how often should garbage be collected, costs associated with curbside collection, and preferred methods of education and outreach. 

Survey participants will be entered to win one of five $50 grocery store gift cards. 

Those who wish to fill out the survey on paper can pick them up at municipal halls across the region and must be returned by July 2. 

Phase One of public engagement found that 73 per cent of respondents are excited at the possibility of curbside food waste collection and an additional 10 percent said they would participate when the program is implemented. 

Fill out the survey at

Brittany Webster

About the Author: Brittany Webster

I am a video journalist based in Kelowna and capturing life in the Okanagan
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