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General Recycling Survey for Residents

The Recycling Council of BC is encouraging residents to take part in a general recycling survey. The survey consisting of 20 questions is available to access until July 7, 2017.


The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) no longer manages the bi-weekly, residential Blue Bag Recycling Program in Armstrong, Coldstream, Enderby, Lumby, Vernon, and Electoral Areas “B”, “C”, and parts of “D” and “F”. As of May 19th, 2014, Multi-Material British Columbia (MMBC) began the Printed Paper and Packaging (PPP) Recycling Program in the North Okanagan. MMBC selected Emterra Environmental as the PPP collection contractor for the North Okanagan.

Since May 19th, 2014, Emterra Environmental has been collecting PPP from single family residences previously part of the RDNO Blue Bag Recycling Program on the same days as previously established. Complexes with more than four units that were part of the RDNO Blue Bag Recycling Program (not including mobile home complexes and strata complexes currently receiving individual unit curbside service) did not automatically receive service after May 16th, 2014. Complexes wishing to continue receiving/establish recycling service after May 16th, 2014 must make arrangements through Emterra Environmental or another waste service provider. If property managers or residents are unsure what category their complex falls under, please see the list below for complexes not currently scheduled to receive the PPP Recycling Program service.

Residents are advised that recyclable materials in BLUE or CLEAR bags left at the curbside after May 16th, 2014 will NOT be picked up. Two blue boxes, along with an MMBC PPP Recycling Program Guide, have been delivered to all single family residences, legal suites, mobile home parks and strata complexes for use under the new MMBC Program for curbside collection. If you are a new resident and require blue boxes for your property, please contact Emterra Environmental at 250-545-4245.


PPP will continue to be collected from single family residences - please visit the Multi-Material BC website at for your collection schedule.


Multi-family residences with more than four units currently participating in the RDNO Program (not including mobile home parks or strata complexes receiving individual unit curbside service) will NOT automatically receive service through the MMBC Program starting the week of May 19th. Multi-family residences wishing to continue to receive recycling collection services are responsible to make their own arrangements through a waste services provider.  MMBC has two registered companies that can provide a collection service:

  1. Emterra Environmental
    Ph:  250-545-4245 / [email protected] 
  2. Smithrite Disposal Ltd.
    Ph:  1-800-643-8368 / [email protected]


For more information about the new MMBC PPP Recycling Program please contact Multi-Material BC at:

Multi-Material BC
Phone:            778-588-9504
email:              [email protected]


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