Lake Country residents register for calendar

Residents wanting a 2013 Living Greener Calendar mailed to them in January must pre-register before Oct. 31

Lake Country and North Westside residents wanting a 2013 Living Greener Calendar mailed to them in January must pre-register before Oct. 31.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan’s Living Greener calendar is a guide for year-round reference.

It includes information 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.

“Our office no longer mass mails the calendars to all residents on the curbside collection program,” said Rae Stewart, waste reduction facilitator.

“We’re striving to reduce our impact on the environment and eliminate unnecessary waste by producing and mailing only as many calendars as required. 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.”

The calendar is  also available in the form of a smartphone app.

The mywaste app is free to download and it includes collection day reminders.

You will also be able to pick up a free copy of the calendar in the new year at many locations, including the Lake Country municipal office, the Lake Country Chamber of Commerce, library branches and the Glenmore landfill.

To receive your 2013 Living Greener calendar in the mail, pre-register online at regionaldistrict.com/recycle by Oct. 31 or by phone at 250-469-6250.