Snow could delay garbage

The Central Okanagan Regional District is warning that curbside garbage and recycling collection could be delayed due to the heavy snowfall.

If garbage or recycling pickup is missed, the roadside garbage should remain on the side of the curb until it gets collected. 

The Regional Waste Reduction Office says slippery unplowed roads may not be safe for large collection vehicles. The first priority is to clear roads to make them safe and make collection possible.

In winter months, it may be necessary to alter the regular placement of carts to ensure the collection vehicle can reach them. 

Put carts as close as possible to the street, without obstructing the street, sidewalk or bike lane.

  • Keep carts off the travelled portion of the roadway so as not to interfere with snow plows - do not place carts in a location where the snow plow will hit them.
  • Please have your carts out for collection by 7 a.m.
  • The cart should be no closer than three feet from any obstacle, parked car, or other cart - an arm’s length spacing is required between each cart.
  • Do not place carts behind or on top of snow banks.

For more information on proper placement and how to handle your carts in winter conditions, click here.

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