Free Fall Yard Waste Drop Off Returns

Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2012

COLDSTREAM, BC - The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) reminds residents that the FREE fall yard and garden waste drop off period runs from October 15 to November 30 at all RDNO Recycling and Disposal Facilities (RDFs).

Trimmings, prunings, leaves, grass, mulch and other organic material less than 20 cm in diameter originating from yard and garden maintenance will be accepted free-of-charge at the Greater Vernon, Armstrong/Spallumcheen, Lumby, Kingfisher, and Cherryville RDFs during this time. This program is for residential yard and garden waste only, and self-hauled by residents.

“The spring free drop off period was very busy at our facilities. Your patience and cooperation is appreciated during the free drop off period” requests Dale Danallanko, Recycling and Disposal Facilities Operations Manager. Residents are reminded to ensure your 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.

The fee for yard and garden waste at all RDNO RDFs during the remainder of the year is $20 per metric tonne (two cents per kilogram). Operating hours for each of the RDFs are posted on the Regional District of North Okanagan web site www.rdno.ca and at each facility. Check with your local municipal office for more information about yard and garden waste collection programs available in your area.

For more information:
Dale Danallanko
Recycling and Disposal Facilities Operations Manager