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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, Recycle BC began the Printed Paper and Packaging (PPP) Recycling Program in the North Okanagan. Recycle BC 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 a Recycle BC 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 Recycle BC 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 Recycle 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 Recycle BC 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.  Recycle BC 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 Recycle BC PPP Recycling Program please contact Recycle BC at:

Recycle BC
Phone:            778-588-9504
email:              [email protected]


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