Plan ahead – large and bulky item pick up scheduled for week of April 1-5

NEWS RELEASE

Residents receiving curbside garbage collection services will be able to place for pick-up and disposal two large or bulky items during the week of April 1-5. On your regular garbage day, leave these items at your usual collection point by 7:00am. Please create a minimum of one meter / three feet of space between your carts and bulky items, as a separate truck collects oversized material.

Commonly accepted items include: furniture, appliances (such as refrigerators, stoves), exercise equipment and mattresses. The maximum allowable weight per item is 90kg/200lbs.

Items that are not accepted are objects with gas motors, televisions and hot water tanks as well as renovation waste such as toilets, plumbing fixtures and doors. Small appliances and electronics will not be collected, but they can be dropped off for free at J&C Bottle Depot at 200 Rosetown Avenue, or at Campbell Mountain Landfill at 1765 Reservoir Road.

“The large and bulky item collection event helps residents get their unwanted furniture or broken appliance to the landfill for disposal or recycling,” said David Kassian, Community Sustainability Coordinator. “On your regular garbage day, place the items at your usual collection point and we will make sure they get disposed of properly.”

Please note, multifamily buildings are not eligible to participate in the large and bulky item collection.

For more information, please visit www.penticton.ca/garbage, call the Public Works Yards at 250-490-2500 or email publicworks@penticton.ca. Interested in getting an automated reminder the night before your garbage day? Visit www.penticton.ca/garbagereminder for more information.

 

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Contacts:

David Kassian                                                                         Philip Cooper
Community Sustainability Coordinator                                   Communication Manager
City of Penticton                                                                     City of Penticton
250-490-2500                                                                         250-490-2583