RDNO readies for changes

Changes are looming for recycling.

The Regional District of North Okanagan’s residential blue bag recycling program will end May 16 and Multi-Material B.C., the new program administrator for printed paper and packaging recycling, will begin May 19.

“MMBC has selected Emterra Environmental as the printed paper and packaging collection contractor,” said Nicole Kohnert, RDNO engineering services manager.

“Effective May 19, PPP will be collected from single-family residences currently on the RDNO blue bag recycling program on the same days as collection happens now.”

Complexes with more than four units currently on the RDNO program (not including mobile home complexes and strata complexes currently receiving individual unit curbside service) will not automatically receive service after May 16.

Complexes wishing to continue to receive recycling service after May 16 must make arrangements through Emterra Environmental or another waste service provider. If property managers or residents are unsure what category their complex falls under, go to

Beginning the week of April 21, two blue boxes along with a recycling guide will be delivered. Recyclable materials left at the curbside in blue or clear bags following May 16 will not be collected by the RDNO or Emterra Environmental.

MMBC has also selected Interior Freight and Bottle Depot and Venture Training Centre as registered PPP depots. Materials may be dropped off at these depots at no charge.

For more information about MMBC’s new program go to or call Emterra Environmental at 250-545-4245.


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