Free fall yard waste at landfill

The free yard and garden waste drop-off period at all Regional District of North Okanagan landfills runs from Oct. 15 to Nov. 30.

It’s time to get yards cleaned up for the fall.

The free yard and garden waste drop-off period at all Regional District of North Okanagan landfills runs from Oct. 15 to Nov. 30.

“Trimmings, prunings, leaves, grass, mulch and other organic material less than 20 centimetres in diameter originating from yard and garden maintenance will be accepted free-of-charge at the Greater Vernon, Armstrong/Spallumcheen, and Lumby landfills and the Kingfisher and Cherryville transfer stations during this time,” said Dale Danallanko, recycling and facilities operations manager.

“This program is for yard and garden waste self-hauled by residents or from residential municipal collection programs only.”

Rocks, concrete, plastic, and refuse must not be deposited in the yard waste pile. These materials contaminate the pile and make it unsuitable for composting.

The fee for yard and garden waste at all landfills during the remainder of the year is $20 per metric tonne (two cents per kilogram).

Operating hours for each landfill and transfer station are posted at www.rdno.ca.