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There have been a few growing pains with Vernon’s new organics and garbage curbside collection program, which launched May 2, 2022. (City of Vernon photo)

Garbage and organics collection issues persist in Vernon

The city shared a video of the new automated collection trucks, which require bins to be spaced out

 

(City of Vernon photo)

Vernon’s new organics collection program experiencing a few growing pains

Residents reminded to space out bins, while some crews playing catch-up

 

The new organics carts have been delivered to city residents, including a household bucket, and pickup is underway. Residents had a chance to learn about the program at the Expo April 30. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon residents reminded of changes to waste collection service

All but a few scheduled routes were collected Monday, the first day of the new program

 

Josh Mitchell of Spa Hills Farm (left), Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming, Mary Stockdale, Emterra vice president Nevil Davies and Emterra operations manager Richard Andersen met at the Vernon council chambers Tuesday, April 5, 2022, ahead of the launch of Vernon’s residential curbside organics collection program on May 2. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Organic pickup coming to a Vernon curb near you

The last bins have been delivered and the program is ready to start Monday, May 2

Josh Mitchell of Spa Hills Farm (left), Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming, Mary Stockdale, Emterra vice president Nevil Davies and Emterra operations manager Richard Andersen met at the Vernon council chambers Tuesday, April 5, 2022, ahead of the launch of Vernon’s residential curbside organics collection program on May 2. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Composting keeps food waste out of landfills and puts it to good use growing new food. (Black Press file photo)

Crackdown on commercial food waste coming to North Okanagan

Amended RDNO bylaw will regulate large-scale food waste starting July 1

Composting keeps food waste out of landfills and puts it to good use growing new food. (Black Press file photo)
Residents at the Crown Villa trailer park in Vernon have been dealing with a raw sewage leak, and the owner says she can’t afford to fix it. The owner was given a $345 ticket from Interior Health on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star).

Raw sewage flowing at Vernon trailer park; owner can’t afford repairs

The owner of the Crown Villa trailer park is worried the park will be shut down

Residents at the Crown Villa trailer park in Vernon have been dealing with a raw sewage leak, and the owner says she can’t afford to fix it. The owner was given a $345 ticket from Interior Health on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star).
Josh Mitchell of Spa Hills Farm (left), Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming, Mary Stockdale, Emterra vice president Nevil Davies and Emterra operations manager Richard Andersen met at the Vernon council chambers ahead of the launch of Vernon’s residential curbside organics collection program on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon’s curbside organics collection program ready for May launch

New organics bins and program information are being distributed throughout the city

Josh Mitchell of Spa Hills Farm (left), Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming, Mary Stockdale, Emterra vice president Nevil Davies and Emterra operations manager Richard Andersen met at the Vernon council chambers ahead of the launch of Vernon’s residential curbside organics collection program on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The District of Coldstream’s spring garden waste and leaf drop-off program will begin on Sunday, April 3, 2022. (Pixabay photo)
The District of Coldstream’s spring garden waste and leaf drop-off program will begin on Sunday, April 3, 2022. (Pixabay photo)
Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming (left) and City of Vernon Climate Action Advisary Committee co-chair Mary Stockdale announce the city’s new curbside organics collection program starting in May 2022. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon garbage collection going bi-weekly once curbside organics program starts

Organics collection program expected to start on May 1

Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming (left) and City of Vernon Climate Action Advisary Committee co-chair Mary Stockdale announce the city’s new curbside organics collection program starting in May 2022. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Food and yard waste collection programs are coming to Lumby and Vernon, thanks to funding from the provincial government announced Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. (Black Press File Photo)

Food and yard waste collection coming to Vernon, Lumby

New organic waste projects receive funding from the province

Food and yard waste collection programs are coming to Lumby and Vernon, thanks to funding from the provincial government announced Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. (Black Press File Photo)
Vernon’s fall leaf clear bag pick-up program is experiencing a delay, the city said Nov. 19, 2021. (Stock photo)

Vernon’s fall leaf pick-up experiencing delays

Bag collection for some residents is expected to be completed by the end of next week

Vernon’s fall leaf clear bag pick-up program is experiencing a delay, the city said Nov. 19, 2021. (Stock photo)
North Westside residents have been given an extended period to dispose of their unwanted bulky items between Oct. 6 and Oct. 20. (File photo)

North Westside bulky items collection extended

Residents can dispose of items at transfer station between Oct. 6 and Oct. 20

North Westside residents have been given an extended period to dispose of their unwanted bulky items between Oct. 6 and Oct. 20. (File photo)
The new trash cans in Vernon aren't getting very good reviews from residents who say they are too big. (Contributed)

New garbage cans trashed by Vernon residents

Waste collection bins too big for many households, particularly seniors’

The new trash cans in Vernon aren't getting very good reviews from residents who say they are too big. (Contributed)
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

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 spring leaf pickup program is underway. (File photo)

Vernon rakes up residents’ bagged leaves

Pickup this week, must be in clear plastic bags

Vernon's spring leaf pickup program is underway. (File photo)
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 starting April 18, 2021. (Pixabay photo)
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)