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The RDNO owns and operates eight different Diversion and Disposal Facilities (DDFs), including three transfer stations, three open landfills and two closed landfills. 

We use the name "Diversion & Disposal Facility" to represent our goal to maximize the diversion of materials, while minimizing the amount of waste disposed at the Landfill. As regional municipal waste managers, we are always looking for innovative ways to conserve landfill airspace to minimize environmental impacts and accommodate for the future!

Every year more than 45,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste is disposed at RDNO DDFs. This equals about 500kg per person! By working together, we can begin to remove reusable, compostable and recylclable materials from our waste stream.

To learn more about managing and reducing waste in the RDNO please check out our webpages:

Curbside Recycling, Garbage & Yard Waste Collection

The RDNO is NOT responsible for providing curbside recycling, garbage or yard waste collection to North Okanagan residents.

For curbside garbage collection, please contact your local municipality for information regarding garbage collection services in your area. If you are located in Electoral Areas B, C, D, E or F, a subscription with a private collection company is available to provide these services. All private collection companies can be found in the yellow pages under "garbage collection". 

For curbside recycling collection, please contact Recycle BC at 778-588-9504 or [email protected]

Regional Solid Waste Management

Strategic planning is an essential task to ensure systems and programs are managed successfully, meet regulations, and that bylaws and policies are regularly reviewed for effectiveness.

Local governments in BC are required to regularly review their Solid Waste Management Plans (SWMP) in accordance with the Province’s Guide to Solid Waste Management Planning. Since the implementation of the 1996 Plan, the Regional District of North Okanagan has reviewed and updated it 2002, 2011 and again in 2017/18.

The SWMP Update 2018 has been endorsed by the Board of Directors and approved by the Minister of Environment & Climate Change Strategy.

View the Solid Waste Management Plan - 2018 Update!


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