Large and bulky item pick up postponed until the fall

News Release

The City of Penticton will be postponing the annual large and bulky item pick up until the fall in response to supporting social distancing requirements during the public health crisis, COVID-19. The large item pickup is postponed for all residents with curbside garbage collection within the Regional District Okanagan Similkameen. 

“We are cancelling this event to protect workers who wouldn’t be able to practice social distancing,” says Community Sustainability Coordinator, David Kassian. “The collection of these larger items requires two workers to work closely together, which will increase the risk of spreading the virus.”

This annual event would see residents disposing common items including furniture, mattresses and large appliances. Electronics, items with a gas motor, and objects weighing over 90kg / 200lbs are not accepted.

Regular curbside collection of garbage, recycling and yard waste will continue as regularly scheduled.

For more information, please visit, call the Public Works Yards at 250-490-2500 or email Interested in getting an automated reminder the night before your garbage day? Visit and sign-up for the ‘My Schedule - Get a Reminder’ service. This free service sends automatic reminders on your garbage day, as well as important messaging about any service delays or interruptions.


David Kassian
Community Sustainability Coordinator
City of Penticton

Philip Cooper
Communication Manager
City of Penticton