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Heavy Snowfall May Result In Curbside Collection Delays

Winter snow, ice and cold can create challenges at the best of times. The Regional Waste Reduction Office would like to remind you during these heavy snow fall conditions, your garbage and recycling collection may be delayed. Your waste hauler, OK Environmental Waste Systems is doing its’ best to ensure regular collection schedules are maintained.                     

If your regular collection day is missed, collection will take place on the following day, weather conditions permitting. In these extreme weather conditions, collection may be delayed more than one day.  Please leave your carts out until they have been picked up.

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Home Cooking-Grease Recycling

Do you deep fry your turkey, or make a ton of French fries and you’re just not sure how to handle all the leftover oil or kitchen grease drippings? Don’t pour it down the drain, recycle it!

The Regional Waste Reduction Office reminds you there’s a place for you to get rid of all that leftover household cooking oil and congealed grease-- at either the Westside Residential Disposal and Recycling Center in West Kelowna, or at the Glenmore Landfill in Kelowna. The grease collection program is a partnership with McLeod’s Byproduct’s of Armstrong.  View News Release

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Return Your Unused/Expired Medications

Did you know that Central Okanagan residents returned more than 4,800-kilograms of old medications each year?  That's a 172% increase in the past five years!

BC's pharmacists are teaming up with the Regional District of Central Okanagan Waste Reduction Office to encourage residents to return their unused and old medications to their local pharmacy.  And there's no cost!  Returned medications can be safely disposed and will not take up space or contaminate landfills or water supplies.   View BC Pharmacy Association News Release

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Help Stamp Out Illegal Dumping!

Illegal dumping costs us all.  You can help combat illegal dumping activity by filling out the online form.   Find out more on how you can help by visiting the Illegal Dumping webpage

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Three Composting Info Pamphlets

The Regional Waste Reduction Office has produced three pamphlets to help you get the most from your new unit!  Check out:

You can also visit our Composting Information page for more helpful tips.

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Regional District of Central Okanagan | 1450 KLO Road | Kelowna, BC V1W 3Z4
Ph: 250-763-4918 | Fax: 250-763-0606 | Email: info@cord.bc.ca
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Closed Holidays)