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The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) manages the bi-weekly curbside Blue Bag recycling service for approximately 29,000 homes, including multi-family dwellings, in Armstrong, Coldstream, Enderby, Lumby, Vernon, Electoral Areas “B” and “C”, and parts of Electoral Areas “D” and "F".

Residents may also drop off Blue Bag recyclable materials at all regional Recycling & Disposal facilities (RDFs) in the North Okanagan via “Drop Sites”.

In addition, many other items such as batteries, glass and paint can be recycled via “Drop-off Recycling” at a variety of locations throughout the RDNO. For a complete list of drop-off recycling programs in the North Okanagan go online to


Residential Blue Bag Recycling Program

About the Blue Bag Program
The Curbside Blue Bag Recycling program was started in 1996 and has resulted in the recycling of approximately 3,300 tonnes per year of cardboard, newspaper, mixed paper, and metal, as well as plastic diverted from regional landfills.

Residents are responsible for purchasing their own blue or clear bags.  Simply place recyclable materials, mingled together in one or more blue or clear bags, at the curb by 7:00am on your assigned collection day.  The RDNO Blue Bag Program contractor will collect the bags, and then sort, bail and ship materials to markets.

Program costs are recovered through sales of recyclable materials and user fees. 

Municipal residents are usually billed quarterly by their municipality, while Electoral Area residents are billed once yearly by the RDNO.  Please contact your municipality for details.

Communities such as Spallumcheen, and the Okanagan Indian Band are serviced by this program through their own private collection contractors.  Collected materials are shipped to a processing facility where they are sorted and marketed.

For missed Blue Bag Recycling collection, please contact BFI Canada at 250-275-0570



Please direct enquiries to:
Phone: 250-550-3700
Fax:     250-550-3701