Vernon and North Okanagan
Mar 13, 2013 / 5:01 am
The recent fire at the Regional District of North Okanagan’s Material Recovery Facility has resulted in some minor changes in the flow of traffic at the Greater Vernon Recycling and Disposal Facility (GVRDF).
Traffic flow has been altered due to the new marshalling and loading area established for Blue Bag Recycling Program Materials.
There will be a significant amount of equipment operating in the Blue Bag marshalling and loading area.
"The safety of RDF customers and staff is foremost at the GVRDF and in order to keep everyone safe, this area will not be accessible to the public”, says Dale Danallanko, RDF Operations Manager.
Customers bringing only Blue Bag recyclable materials will now pass over the scale and will be further directed by RDF staff.
Drop off of Blue Bag recyclables will continue to be free of charge.
Residents may continue to bring recyclables to Interior Freight and Bottle Depot and are reminded to separate recyclable items in the bins provided.
Alternate locations for recyclable material drop off remain at the RDNO’s other two RDFs in Spallumcheen and near Lumby.
The hours of operation at the three sites are as follows:
- Interior Freight and Bottle Depot – 4205 24th Avenue - Open Monday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Armstrong/Spallumcheen RDF – 3367 Powerhouse Road - Open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lumby RDF – 221 Trinity Valley Road - Open Thursday to Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The annual spring free yard and garden waste drop off period begins this Friday, March 15.
In the past, customers having only yard and garden waste were not required to pass over the GVRDF scale.
Due to the change in traffic flow at the site, customers bringing yard and garden waste to the GVRDF during the spring free drop off period will now pass over the scale and be further directed to the drop off area.
Customers will not be charged to drop off yard and garden waste between March 15 and April 30.
“During peak hours, GVRDF customers may experience minor delays due to the changes in traffic flow, however staff will work to minimize the inconvenience. Your patience and cooperation is appreciated,” says Danallanko.
Peak hours at the GVRDF are typically between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily.
For further information, please call 250-550-3700.
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