Regional wide bulky item collection coming in May

Items accepted include mattresses, box springs, tables, chairs, chesterfields, washers, driers and stoves.

  • Apr. 30, 2013 7:00 a.m.

 

In Penticton, residents receiving curbside collection should place out items before their collection day from May 6 to 10. Oliver, Osoyoos, Keremeos, Okanagan Falls and RDOS Electoral Areas “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, “E” and “F” residents get pickup on their normal collection day from May 13 to 17. Residents can place out a maximum of two pieces of furniture, large appliances and mattresses per home.

Items accepted include mattresses, box springs, tables, chairs, chesterfields, washers, driers and stoves. Fridges and freezers will also be accepted except within the Town of Osoyoos.

Common items not accepted include carpeting, doors, toilets, hot water tanks or any other construction or plumbing product.

The regional district asks that televisions and computer monitors be brought to local electronic waste recycling centers at the J&C Bottle Depot in Penticton, the T-2 Bottle Depot in Oliver or the Osoyoos Depot for free recycling. These items can break easily if placed out for bulky item collection and may contain poisonous materials like lead. The Campbell Mountain, Oliver, Okanagan Falls, Summerland and Keremeos Landfills will also recycle TVs and monitors at no charge.

 

Contact your local government for local collection details. The RDOS Solid Waste Division can be reached at 250-490-4129, e-mail info@rdos.bc.ca or visit www.rdos.bc.ca.