District yard waste collection continues

There’s one month left for Lake Country residents to have their yard waste picked up

There’s one month left for Lake Country residents to have their yard waste picked up.

Bi-weekly fall yard waste pickup ends Nov. 30. That’s the last day for the curbside yard waste pickup program until collection resumes again March 1.

“Collecting  yard waste separately not only means it can all be composted, it also saves landfill space,  cuts down on landfill traffic congestion, and offers residents a great soil enhancer in the form of GlenGrow  they can buy for their own gardens come springtime,” said Rae Stewart, waste reduction facilitator for the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

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

To determine your yard waste collection week, refer to your Living Greener Calendar, download the my-waste app, or visit regionaldistrict.com/recycle.

You’re reminded to put your yard waste out for collection by 7 a.m. on the morning of your regular garbage day.

Accepted items include leaves, wood chips, bark, needles, garden plants, grass clippings, fruit droppings and branches and pruning’s up to five centimetres in diameter and less than one metre in length

“Remember, you can also take up to 250 kilograms of yard waste to the Glenmore landfill free of charge year-round,” said Stewart.