Yard waste pickup for October 16-22

Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen yard waste pick up

Monthly RDOS Yard Waste collections will occur in Keremeos and Electoral Areas “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” “E,” “F” and “G” the week of October 17 to 21. Residents are asked to place yard waste out by 7 a.m. on their regular garbage collection day. For details on the collection contact your local government.

The Regional District is asking that residents not mix garbage in their yard waste. Garbage includes any non-compostable waste from your garden like stakes, metal lattices or pots.

“Some people have the mistaken idea that yard waste means everything from your yard,” explains Cameron Baughen, RDOS Solid Waste Management Coordinator. “Only place out leaves, grass, sticks and other organic waste. Treated wood, metals and plastics should not be mixed in with your yard waste.”

In October, volunteers in Naramata will be testing wheeled containers for garbage, yard waste and recycling. The garbage containers have been reinforced with locks to stop bears getting into waste. Residents in the RDOS interested in renting toter bins can contact BFI Canada for pricing at 250-490-3888 or 1-866-998-4888.

For more information on composting or curbside collection please contact the RDOS Solid Waste Department at 250-490-4129, toll free 1-877-610-3737 ext. 4129, e-mail info@rdos.bc.ca


or visit wwr!dos.bc.ca.



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