Yard waste to be collected

A free fall yard and garden waste drop-off period runs from Oct. 15 to Nov. 30

North Okanagan residents will soon have a chance to get rid of their yard waste.

A free fall yard and garden waste drop-off period runs from Oct. 15 to Nov. 30 at landfills in Greater Vernon, Armstrong-Spallumcheen, Lumby, Kingfisher and Cherryville.

“Trimmings, prunings, leaves, grass, mulch and other organic material less than 20 centimetres in diameter originating from yard and garden maintenance will be accepted,” said Dale Danallanko, recycling and disposal facilities operations manager for the Regional District of North Okanagan.

Residents are reminded to ensure their load is adequately secured with a tarp or cargo net, follow the signs and directions from facility staff, and be sure to empty all bags and boxes containing yard and garden waste.

“Please do not deposit rocks, concrete, plastic, and refuse in the yard waste pile as these materials contaminate the pile and make it unsuitable for composting,” said Danallanko.

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 are posted at www.rdno.ca and at each facility.