Important Information to keep Garbage Collection running smoothly during COVID-19 Crisis -
As COVID-19 continues to impact services across the community it’s important to keep garbage collection and waste management running smoothly. Garbage collection is considered an essential service and the RDCO Waste Reduction Office and its member municipalities are working to ensure the least amount of disruption to service over the coming weeks and months.
In order to reduce the strain on all waste management services residents are asked to note the following important reminders and changes:
As of March 25, 2020, the following will be suspended at this time to ensure garbage collection can continue smoothly:
- Tag-a-Bags for extra garbage will no longer be accepted
- Cart upgrades and change outs will be suspended at this time. Carts for new homes, replacements for broken carts or missing carts will still continue. Please contact the waste hauler at 250-868-3211 for broken or missing carts.
- Cash will no longer be accepted as payment at the Westside Transfer Station in West Kelowna or at the Glenmore Landfill in Kelowna.
- To stay up to date, download the Recycle Coach app, or visit rdco.com/recycle
For up-to-date information download the Recycle Coach app
Central Okanagan residents have numerous opportunities to recycle a wide range of items through curbside cart collection and drop-off depots.
How to Use Your Recycling Cart
Missed Collection/ Damaged/ Missing Cart
Provincial Take Back Programs
Other Flexible Plastic Packaging - Accepted at Depots Only
All Recycle BC depots in the Central Okanagan accept a new category of recyclables - Other Flexible Plastic Packaging including:
- Stand-up and Zipper Lock Pouches
- Crinkly Wrappers and bags
- Flexible Packaging with Plastic Seal
- Woven and Net Plastic Bags
- Protective Packaging ie: bubble wrap
For information please visit Recycle BC's Flexible Packaging webpage or click here for a great visual of what is accepted
List of Depots
- West Kelowna
- Planet Earth Recycling – 1400 Industrial Road
- Boucherie Bottle Depot – 2711 Kyle Road
- Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre - 2640 Asquith Road
- Columbia Bottle Depot – 1936 Kent Road (NEW LOCATION - Recycling Centre behind the building)
- Columbia Bottle Depot – 680 Dease Road
- Columbia Bottle Depot – 1314 St Paul Street
- Glenmore Landfill Recycling Depot - 2720 John Hindle Drive
Wondering what goes in your curbside cart? KelownaNow's Kent Molgat catches up with
the RDCO Waste Reduction Office to find out:
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