April yard waste collection in rural areas

Regional District Okanagan Similkameen yard waste collection programs for April


From April 1 to 5, seasonal yard waste collection occurs in rural Electoral Areas ‘“A”(rural Osoyoos), “B” (Cawston), “C”(rural Oliver), and “G” (Rural Keremeos and Hedley). Place materials out by 7 a.m on your regular collection day. Residents should check their collections schedules for future dates.

Residents can place out an unlimited amount of leaves, twigs, grass and prunings in reusable containers or paper yard waste bags. Sticks under three inches (7.5 em) diameter must be cut to three foot lengths (one metre) and bundled with twine. Maximum weight per reusable container, bag or bundle is 25 kg or 55 pounds. Reusable containers can include a well-marked garbage can. Local governments have free “Yard Waste Only” stickers to place on cans to make it clear which one is for garbage.

Yard waste should never be placed in plastic bags. Any yard waste placed in plastic bags will be left at your property. As large wood pieces can damage compaction equipment, branches over 3 inches (7.5 em) diameter and wood will not be collected.

Instead bring larger woody materials to the landfill.

There is no charge at any landfill in the RDOS to drop of up to 500 kg of yard waste.

The Campbell Mountain (Penticton), Oliver and Okanagan Falls Landfills will be closed on Friday March 29 for Good Friday. These facilities will be open on Monday April 1.

Keremeos Landfill will be open regular hours on Sunday March 31.


Residents can contact their local government office for more curbside collection information and to get a collection calendar for your property. Contact the RDOS Solid Waste Div· io at 250-490-4129, e-mail info@rdos.bc.ca or visit www.rdos.bc.ca.