waste disposal

The City of Vernon's temporary sani-dump is set to open May 22, 2021, at the Kin Race Track property. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

Vernon’s temporary sani-dump to open in time for long weekend

RVers can find the new station at 3501 43rd Avenue on the former Kin Race Track lands

 

Vernon's spring leaf pickup program is underway. (File photo)

Vernon rakes up residents’ bagged leaves

Pickup this week, must be in clear plastic bags

 

The City of Enderby is continuing its curbside spring pruning and garden waste collection program starting April 18, 2021. (Pixabay photo)

Spring refuse collection returns in Enderby

Curbside pick-up of residential spring pruning and bagged organics begins April 18

 

The City of Enderby is continuing its curbside spring pruning and garden waste collection program in 2021. (Pixabay photo)

Curbside garden waste collection program to continue in Enderby

The spring waste pick-up program is expected to return in April

The City of Enderby is continuing its curbside spring pruning and garden waste collection program in 2021. (Pixabay photo)
The District of Coldstream is cancelling its 2021 spring garden waste and leaf pick-up program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (PQB News file photo)

Coldstream cancels spring garden waste, leaf drop-off program

The decision was due to public gathering orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The District of Coldstream is cancelling its 2021 spring garden waste and leaf pick-up program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (PQB News file photo)
The Okanagan Forest Task Force cleaned over 1,400 pounds of garbage from Beaver Lake Road on March 14. (Supplied/Kane Blake)

1,400 pounds of garbage discovered in Lake Country backcountry

Okanagan Forest Task Force cleaned up the mess on March 14

The Okanagan Forest Task Force cleaned over 1,400 pounds of garbage from Beaver Lake Road on March 14. (Supplied/Kane Blake)
Changes are coming to Armstrong waste collection services starting May 1, 2021. (SCV photo)

Changes coming to Armstrong waste collection services

Starting May 1, food waste will be collected curbside, automated garbage collected bi-weekly

Changes are coming to Armstrong waste collection services starting May 1, 2021. (SCV photo)
The Village of Lumby is implementing a new residential waste collection program that will include curbside organic collection later in 2021. (File photo)

Curbside compost among coming changes to Lumby waste collection

A new waste collection program aims to reduce the amount of waste in regional landfills

The Village of Lumby is implementing a new residential waste collection program that will include curbside organic collection later in 2021. (File photo)
All Regional District of Central Okanagan residents receiving curbside garbage/recycling collection will also benefit from yard waste pick up every two weeks as of March 1, 2021. The program runs until the end of December. (Black Press file photo)

Central Okanagan residents to benefit from yard waste pickup

Will happen every two weeks until end of December

All Regional District of Central Okanagan residents receiving curbside garbage/recycling collection will also benefit from yard waste pick up every two weeks as of March 1, 2021. The program runs until the end of December. (Black Press file photo)
North Okanagan residents have a few options when it comes to disposing of real Christmas trees following the holiday season. (Black Press - file photo)

Options available for North Okanagan Christmas tree disposal

Vernon, Coldstream and BX residents can take trees to St. John’s Ambulance lot or RDNO disposal site

North Okanagan residents have a few options when it comes to disposing of real Christmas trees following the holiday season. (Black Press - file photo)
The Regional District of North Okanagan has announced the six recipients of its 2021 ReTHINK Waste Reduction Grant program. (Lexi Bainas - Black Press)

Grants awarded for North Okanagan waste reduction projects

The RDNO announced the six recipients of its 2021 ReTHINK Waste Project Grant

The Regional District of North Okanagan has announced the six recipients of its 2021 ReTHINK Waste Reduction Grant program. (Lexi Bainas - Black Press)
(Black Press file photo)

City of Vernon looking into curbside compost collection

Council has also extended the city’s current composting pilot program until Dec. 2021

(Black Press file photo)
Learn more about funding for waste-reducing projects in the North Okanagan

Learn more about funding for waste-reducing projects in the North Okanagan

The RDNO is hosting a free webinar to explain ReTHINK waste reduction grants Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Learn more about funding for waste-reducing projects in the North Okanagan
Fall is a busy season for disposing of yard and garden waste, and the Regional District of North Okanagan is sharing tips on how to keep useable materials out of landfills. (File photo)

Compost your own waste materials – Regional District of North Okanagan

RDNO shares tips on how to keep your yard and garden waste out of local landfills

Fall is a busy season for disposing of yard and garden waste, and the Regional District of North Okanagan is sharing tips on how to keep useable materials out of landfills. (File photo)
The large and bulky item collection will take place for North Westside Road residents between Oct. 7 and 14. (File photo)

North Westside residents can dispose bulky items

Large household items can be dropped off at North Westside Transfer Station Oct. 7-14

The large and bulky item collection will take place for North Westside Road residents between Oct. 7 and 14. (File photo)
(File photo)

Silver Star waste disposal site to add staff, change operating hours

Changes to the Silver Star Transfer Station will be in effect starting Aug. 1

(File photo)
North Westside residents (with valid ID cards) can dispose of their electronic equipment on Saturday, July 25, at the transfer station. (Pixabay)

North Westside residents can drop off household hazardous waste

Goods will be collected at North Westside Transfer Station Saturday, July 25, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

North Westside residents (with valid ID cards) can dispose of their electronic equipment on Saturday, July 25, at the transfer station. (Pixabay)
(Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen photo)

Don’t put these items in curbside garbage: City of Vernon

The city listed a number of items not suitable for curbside disposal

(Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen photo)
A garbage collection worker suffered a serious injury on an Armstrong route due to improperly disposed hazardous waste items Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Stock photo)

Improper waste disposal in Armstrong leaves worker with serious injury

The city’s waste collection contractor has seen two incidents of improper disposal in as many weeks

A garbage collection worker suffered a serious injury on an Armstrong route due to improperly disposed hazardous waste items Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Stock photo)
Okanagan Forest Task Force clean up took place on May 9 along Postill Lake Road

Volunteers cleaning up Central Okanagan forest dodge speeding vehicle

Okanagan Forest Task Force removed 29,100 pounds of scrap metal fromthe bush

Okanagan Forest Task Force clean up took place on May 9 along Postill Lake Road