North Okanagan residents are getting a helping hand when it comes to yard clean-up.
The free spring yard and garden waste drop-off period at all Regional District of North Okanagan landfills and transfer stations run until April 30.
“Trimmings, prunings, leaves, grass, mulch and other organic material less than 20 centimetres in diameter originating from residential yard and garden maintenance, is accepted free-of-charge at the Greater Vernon, Armstrong/Spallumcheen, Lumby Kingfisher and Cherryville facilities,” 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 RDNO facilities during the remainder of the year is $20 per metric tonne (two cents per kilogram).
Operating hours are posted at each facility and are also available online at www.rdno.ca/rdf-hours.
Residents are asked to properly secure yard waste loads with a tarp or cargo net.
“Please help keep our roads safe and clean,” said Danallanko.