Waste collection may be delayed due to snow

NEWS RELEASE

The City of Penticton is advising residents that the accumulation of snow may delay residential garbage and recycling collection. If garbage or recycling is not collected by the end of the day, residents should remove their carts from the street or laneway. Extra garbage and recycling will be collected next week on the regular day due to any missed collections this week.

“These are challenging conditions for waste collection” said Community Sustainability Coordinator, David Kassian. “With safety at the forefront of operations, some areas may experience delayed or missed garbage and recycling collection this week.”

Tips for placing out carts during snow events:

  • Find or clear an unobstructed spot to locate your carts.
  • Consider placing one cart on either side of your driveway after it’s been cleared of snow.
  • Make sure carts are one meter or three feet away from any obstacles.
  • Please do not place any carts behind or on top of snow banks.
  • Clear the lids of your carts of ice and snow to allow the contents to fall freely when the cart is tipped. 

“While removing carts from the street or lane, please use extra caution when wheeling the carts back to their secure storage area”.

 

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Contacts:

David Kassian
Community Sustainability Coordinator
City of Penticton
250-490-2527

Philip Cooper
Communication Manager
City of Penticton
250-490-2583