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Yard Waste pickup Winds Down

October 30, 2013 - 1:24 PM

Another sign that winter is on the way, there’s just one month left to have your yard waste picked up at your curb.

Bi- weekly fall yard waste pickup ends Friday, November 29th.  That’s the last day in the Central Okanagan for the curbside yard waste pickup program until collection resumes again March 1st, 2014.

Simply place your yard waste directly into the cart with the green lid closed and wheel it out for pickup every other week (alternate weeks to your recycling pickup).To determine your yard waste collection week, please refer to your Living Greener Calendar, download the my-waste app, or visit

Waste Reduction Facilitator Rae Stewart says on average the curbside yard waste program sees well over 13,000 tonnes of yard waste collected at the curb, a great source of material then turned into valuable compost.

Stewart adds, “Collecting  yard waste separately not only means it can all be composted, it also saves landfill space,  cuts down on landfill traffic congestion, and offers residents a great soil enhancer in the form of GlenGrow  they can buy for their own gardens come springtime.”

You’re reminded to put your yard waste out for collection by 7 am on the morning of your regular garbage day.
Accepted items include:
-  Leaves
-  Wood chips, bark
-  Needles
-  Garden plants
-  Grass clippings
-  Fruit droppings
-  Branches and pruning’s up to 5 centimetres (2 inches) in diameter and less than one metre (3 feet) in length

NOTE: No Garbage, plastic or paper bags, flowerpots, rocks, soil, sod, or kitchen scraps please.

Remember, you can also take up to 250 kilograms of yard waste to the Glenmore landfill and Westside Residential Recycling and Disposal Center free of charge year round.

If you’re looking to upgrade your yard waste cart, up to two additional 360litre carts can be purchased from your municipality. For additional carts and collection options, contact your municipality or visit

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