Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Proactive steps to reduce waste before it happens and putting unwanted items where they belong reduces our landfill footprint. This can contribute significantly to the environmental, economic and social sustainability of our region.

Read the latest Waste Diversion Newsletter

Packaging & Paper Recycling (Curbside Collection and Depots)

The RDNO does not provide curbside recycling collection services and does not accept blue box recyclables at Diversion & Disposal Facilities.

Residential packaging and paper recycling is managed through a provincial program by Recycle BC. Find information on curbside and depot recycling including: what materials are accepted, how to sort them and a curbside recycling collection calendar: 

Recycle BC North Okanagan Recycling Guide

Emterra Environmental is Recycle BC’s contractor in the Regional District of North Okanagan for curbside collection services. They can answer questions about missed pick-ups, obtaining recycling containers, collection zones and holiday schedules.

Contact Emterra Environmental Customer Service:
Phone: 250-545-4245

What Goes Where?

For information on recycling a wide range of other items including: batteries, beverage containers, electronics, lightbulbs, paint, oil and much more. Check out the What Goes Where Page.

Household Hazardous Waste

A comprehensive Household Hazardous Waste Program for RDNO residents is operated at Interior Recycling located at 4204 24 Ave, Vernon. For more information on what is accepted in this program check out the Household Hazardous Waste Page.

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