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Yard and Garden Waste

Yard and Garden Waste can be dropped off at any RDF free of charge.  Yard and Garden Waste must be de-bagged.

Look for the signs and follow attendant’s directions!
"Yard Waste" means organic material originating from yard and garden management, maintenance, repair and construction and delivered to an RDF in the Regional District, including but not limited to:

  • trimmings and prunings (<20 cm diameter and 2 m long)
  • leaves
  • grass
  • mulch
  • flowers
  • vegetable stalks (including pumpkins)
  • wood or herbaceous waste
  • wood chips
  • wind fallen fruit and vegetables; and
  • trees trunks and stumps (<20 cm diameter)

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.

Grasscycling is another option to reduce yard work and help your lawn.

For information regarding spring and fall yard waste programs in Regional District of North Okanagan member municipalities, please contact the municipality.


Please direct enquiries to:
Phone: 250-550-3700
Fax:     250-550-3701
Email:  [email protected]