Last yard waste collection of the season takes place next week

Residents can place out an unlimited amount of properly packaged yard waste for pickup on the morning of their collection day

  • Nov. 19, 2013 5:00 p.m.

 

Homes receiving curbside collection in Rural RDOS Electoral Areas, Town of Oliver, Town of Osoyoos and the Village of Keremeos will be receiving their last 2013 yard waste collection during the week of November 25 to November 29.

Residents can place out an unlimited amount of properly packaged yard waste for pickup on the morning of their collection day. Yard waste means leaves, sticks, prunings, grass and branches under 3 inches (7.5 cm) diameter. Materials should be placed in a reusable container, like a garbage can, or in kraft paper yard waste bags. Branches can be cut to three  feet (one m) lengths and bundled securely with string. Yard waste placed in plastic bags or containing other materials will not be collected.

Large volumes of yard waste, agricultural waste or culled fruit can be brought to any local landfill for composting. No charges apply at any landfill for loads of yard waste under 500 kg (1,100 pounds).