The new automated curbside collection system for garbage, recyclables and yard waste in now in place. See the Living Greener Calendar for pickup dates.
Each home with curbside collection has received three specially designed wheeled carts:
The new carts replace the existing containers and bags that homeowners use for solid waste collection.
For more information on the automated system, please see the following information sheets or contact the Waste Reduction Office. To upgrade your yard waste cart, fill out the Cart Change-out Request Form. Questions regarding damaged, lost or stolen carts should be directed to OK Environmental Waste Systems, 250 868-3211.
Why an automated system?
The automated collection system stems from the challenges local waste haulers have been facing in the Central Okanagan in the last couple of years. An on-going labour shortage has impacted the hauler’s ability to recruit and retain employees and has resulted in an unprecedented number of complaints and frustration for the haulers – and the residents with missed collections.
Can I change my carts?
To request a change in the size of your carts, please complete the Cart Change-out Request Form.
If you have any further questions or input about the pilot project or automated collection, please call:
Regional Waste Reduction Office
Phone: 250 469-6250
Website: Waste Reduction Office