Collection of bulky household items has been extended for North Westside residents in the wake of the White Rock Lake wildfire.
The bulky item collection event is held twice a year, in spring and fall, at the North Westside Road Transfer Station on Sugar Loaf Mountain Forest Service Road.
This fall's collection has been extended an extra week to help residents in recovery mode after evacuations during the fire.
Pickup runs Oct. 6 through 20 at the transfer station.
There is a cost of $20 per truckload – cash or cheques only.
The transfer station can receive appliances, scrap metal, lawn mowers and other motorized parts, household and lawn furniture.
Hazardous material (including computers and electronics) and demolition waste such as wood from damaged structures or burned vehicles cannot be accepted.
Fridges and freezers will be accepted at no charge, but must be emptied of all contents.
The event is open only to RDCO residents, property owners and tenants with a valid ID card.
The transfer station is open Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon, and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.