Garbage

Illegal dumping in Okanagan forests. (Kane Blake photo)

Hidden cameras in Okanagan forests catch illegal dumpers, lead to fines

The Okanagan Forest Task Force’s have led to 13 or 14 tickets for illegal dumpers

Illegal dumping in Okanagan forests. (Kane Blake photo)
The driver of a garbage truck that rolled over into the ditch at the entrance to the North Okanagan Diversion and Disposal Facility south of Vernon just before 2 p.m. Monday, June 22, was not injured. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Garbage truck rolls onto side at Vernon landfill

Nobody injured in rollover that happened at entrance to facility just before 2 p.m. Monday, June 22

The driver of a garbage truck that rolled over into the ditch at the entrance to the North Okanagan Diversion and Disposal Facility south of Vernon just before 2 p.m. Monday, June 22, was not injured. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Conservation Officer Service is urging people not to set out their garbage before collection day. Recently, eight violation tickets were issued in the Deer Ridge area of Summerland. (File photo)                                (Contributed)

Tickets issued for garbage violations in Summerland

Conservation officers concerned about behaviour attracting bears to residential areas

The Conservation Officer Service is urging people not to set out their garbage before collection day. Recently, eight violation tickets were issued in the Deer Ridge area of Summerland. (File photo)                                (Contributed)
A pile of trash was left scattered on the ground at the Highway 1 rest area west of Sicamous. (Ann Altmeyer photo)

Illegal dumping increasing along North Okanagan-Shuswap roads

Highways contractor frustrated by inability to hold people accountable

A pile of trash was left scattered on the ground at the Highway 1 rest area west of Sicamous. (Ann Altmeyer photo)
Footage captured by a Kelowna resident on Postill Lake Road

VIDEO: Alleged illegal dump caught on camera near Kelowna

Charges are pending against a man who was caught allegedly dumping garbage in the bush

Footage captured by a Kelowna resident on Postill Lake Road
Discarded protective gloves are pictured on the street in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic is introducing a new type of litterbug as people are dropping gloves and masks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Gloves and masks become problem litter as COVID-19 prompts people to cover up

Vancouver’s director of zero waste and resource recovery says the city is experiencing medical litter

Discarded protective gloves are pictured on the street in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic is introducing a new type of litterbug as people are dropping gloves and masks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Campbell Mountain Landfill near Penticton has had high volumes of traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)

High traffic volumes observed at Campbell Mountain Landfill

Facility near Penticton has been busy during COVID-19 pandemic

The Campbell Mountain Landfill near Penticton has had high volumes of traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)
Driver snuffs out small garbage truck fire in Coldstream
Driver snuffs out small garbage truck fire in Coldstream
(Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen photo)

Large item collection events cancelled in Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen

Concerns about spread of COVID-19 led to decision to cancel collection events

(Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen photo)
City of Armstrong says garbage collection in the city Tuesday will be affected by an issue to a collection truck. Collection for those who normally get serviced on Tuesday will take place Wednesday, and won’t affect Wednesday service. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong garbage collection curbed for St. Patrick’s Day

Truck mechanical issue causes collection to be shelved until Wednesday

City of Armstrong says garbage collection in the city Tuesday will be affected by an issue to a collection truck. Collection for those who normally get serviced on Tuesday will take place Wednesday, and won’t affect Wednesday service. (Morning Star - file photo)
The City of Enderby is adding a second garbage truck and crew to cut its collection time in half, reducing the chance of wildlife getting into bins. (Black Press file photo)

Enderby to become ‘bear aware’ with faster garbage collection

City’s collection contractor adding second truck and crew to finish routes in half the time

The City of Enderby is adding a second garbage truck and crew to cut its collection time in half, reducing the chance of wildlife getting into bins. (Black Press file photo)
Garbage collection for Silver Star Road and in the Foothills area will be changing from Friday to Monday, beginning November 18, 2019. (Black Press file photo)

Garbage day changed from Friday to Monday in Vernon Foothills and Silver Star Road

This Friday, Nov. 15, will be the last collection before the switch to Mondays

Garbage collection for Silver Star Road and in the Foothills area will be changing from Friday to Monday, beginning November 18, 2019. (Black Press file photo)
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