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Update: March 2021

Green Bin Pickup Starts the Week of March 1st

Spring is around the corner!

The Regional District of the Central Okanagan announced that yard waste collection will start on Monday, March 1st. All residents receiving curbside garbage/recycling collection will also benefit from yard waste pick up every two weeks until the end of December.

Interested in Composting?

The Regional District of the Central Okanagan’s Waste Reduction Office’s annual sale begins March 1st. It is a pre-order sale only.

The Waste Reduction Office is offering:

- backyard composters for $37 (tax included), a big savings from the regular $80 retail price. There are only 300 available with a limit of 2 composters per household

- rain barrels for $80 (tax included), another great savings in comparison to the regular $120 retail price. There are only 200 available with a limit of 2 rain barrels per household, and

- Green Cone Food Digesters for $128 (tax included). There are only 75 available. (The Green Cone is a great compliment to a backyard composter as it takes all the other types of food waste that can’t be put into a regular composter such as meats, bones, grains, dairy and cooked food. They can even handle small amounts of dog waste too).

The pre-order sale runs March 1st through March 31st, with compost and rain barrel units delivered directly to your home in late April in time for gardening season.

For details on the composter-rain barrel sale, to place your order, view your payment options-including online payment, or simply find out more about how to compost or build your own rain barrel, visit or call the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250.469.6250.

Kelowna Crime Index Down

Kelowna RCMP Superintendent Kara Triance recently updated City Council on 2020 public safety and crime trends.

Supt. Triance spoke about the focus on property crimes through proactive policing, public campaigns and targeting known offenders. These efforts, together with pandemic-related factors, resulted in a 16 % decrease overall in property offenses from 2019. Auto theft, theft from auto, bike theft, and break and enters all dropped by more than 20 % compared to 2019.

Please, lock up, stay safe and keep an eye on our neighbourhood.

Report any suspicious activity to the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.


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