Recycling changes in works

Recycling collection will come a few days earlier for some residents.

Following Christmas, those looking to recycle styrofoam can do so for free from Dec. 27 to Jan. 4 at Venture Training or Interior Freight and Bottle Depot.

Styrofoam is also accepted year round at these locations and at the Greater Vernon and Armstrong Spallumcheen Recycling and Disposal Facilities for a $3 fee. Container glass is accepted free of charge at all of these locations as well as Chasers Bottle Depot in Vernon and the Enderby Bottle Depot – just look for the outdoor recycling bins.

Collection days will remain the same for all blue bag routes during the holidays with the exception of the following collection days:

Wednesday, Dec. 25 will be moved to Saturday, Dec. 21

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 will be moved to Saturday, Dec. 28.

This will affect the following collection routes:

Old Kamloops Road/Blue Jay area/Kal view area and City of Armstrong

Alexis Park/downtown area

Regular collection days will resume for these areas in January 2014.

Those wondering what the pickup schedule looks like in 2014 can visit or the Regional District of North Okanagan office in January. Traditionally, RDNO delivers recycling calendars, but they will not be delivered for 2014 due to upcoming changes to residential recycling. The collection will not change in the first five months of 2014, but could change in May when Multi Material BC is scheduled to be implemented.

All RDNO recycling and disposal facilities are open regular winter hours (go to for hours of operation) during the holidays with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day when all facilities will be closed.


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