If you want a 2013 Living Greener Calendar mailed to you the first week of January, you need to register for one before Oct. 31 with the Regional Waste Reduction Office.
The Living Greener calendar is a handy guide for year round reference.
It includes info on garbage, recycling and yard waste collection dates and drop off locations, plus community events, and useful reference phone numbers.
It highlights where to take your hazardous waste, who to call about pesticides, and a recycling directory so you can find out where to recycle almost everything in the Central Okanagan, from batteries to power tools or used books.
Regional waste reduction facilitator Rae Stewart says their office no longer mass mails the calendars to all residents who take part in the curbside collection program.
“We’re striving to reduce our impact on the environment and eliminate unnecessary waste by producing and mailing only as many calendars as required,” Stewart said.
“We recognize patterns of behaviour for accessing information are changing, and with more and more people reliant on the Internet and mobile technology, printed material is often redundant for many.”
Stewart reminds residents that the Living Greener Calendar is also available in the form of a smartphone app.
The ‘mywaste’ app is free to download and is as informative as the Living Greener Calendar but with improved functionality and added features such as collection day reminders.
To receive your 2013 Living Greener calendar in the mail, register online at regionaldistrict.com/recycle by Oct. 31, or by phone at 250-469-6250.