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Free Spring Yard Waste Drop-Off Period Returns

Posted Monday, March 2, 2015

The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) would like to remind residents that the spring free yard and garden waste drop-off period at all RDNO Recycling and Disposal Facilities (RDFs) will begin Sunday, March 15, 2015 and end Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Leaves, grass, mulch, flowers, vegetable stalks, wood or herbaceous waste, wood chips, wind fallen fruit and vegetables, trimmings and prunings less than 20 cm in diameter and two (2) metres long and other organic material originating from residential yard and garden maintenance is accepted free-of-charge at the Greater Vernon, Armstrong/Spallumcheen, and Lumby RDFs, and the Kingfisher and Cherryville Transfer Stations (TSs). This program is for yard and garden waste self-hauled by residents or from residential municipal collection programs only.

Yard waste does not include animal feces, cardboard, plastic, soil, rocks, fencing, fabric, netting and other non-vegetated landscaping and gardening waste. Please remove bagged yard waste from bags. Any material other than yard waste in the yard waste pile is not permitted.

The fee for yard and garden waste at all RDNO RDFs and TSs during the remainder of the year is $20 per metric tonne with a $4 minimum charge. Operating hours are posted at each facility and are also available online at www.rdno.ca/rdf-hours.

Residents are asked to properly secure yard waste loads with a tarp or cargo net. Please help keep our roads safe and clean.

For further information, please contact the RDNO at [email protected] or 250-550-3700.