Landfill accepts free yard waste for spring clean-up

It’s time to start cleaning up yards for spring.

The North Okanagan Regional District will host its free yard waste drop-off program from Tuesday to April 30 at the landfills in Greater Vernon, Armstrong/Spallumcheen, Lumby, Kingfisher, and Cherryville.

“This program is offered to give residents an opportunity to dispose of excess yard waste free-of-charge during spring clean-up,” said Dale Danallanko, operations manager.

Materials include grass, leaves, pine needles and cones, windfall fruit, branches and prunings less than 20 centimetres in diameter.

“Please do not deposit rocks, concrete, plastic, or household refuse in the yard waste piles. These materials contaminate the pile and make it unusable for composting,” said Danallanko.

“All loads going to a recycling and disposal facility must be tarped and secured. Loads will be carefully monitored to ensure compliance and customers could face a fine if their load is not properly secured.”