Yard Waste

Yard waste is collected bi-weekly throughout Penticton from March to December. This includes organics such as plants, grass trimmings and tree trimmings from residential dwellings. Kitchen scraps and food waste are not accepted. Remember to keep plastic bags, pet waste, tissues and garden materials including hoses and plastic pots out of your bin.

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Not Accepted

Grass clippingsPlastic or compostable bags
LeavesAnimal feces or kitty litter
WeedsDirt, sod, rocks and tree stumps
Plant trimmingsKitchen or food waste

Pruning and branches up to 5 cm (2") in diameter and less than 1 m (3ft) long.

Tissue or paper towels
Pine needles and conesConstruction or renovation materials
Fruit droppingsPlastic plant or flower pots (recyclable)
 Landscape fabric or plastic edging

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Seasonal Unlimited Yard Waste Collection

Are you filling up your yard waste cart? Try timing major yard work around the four unlimited yard waste collection weeks occurring twice in the spring and twice in the fall. Exact dates and details can be found in your garbage calendar.

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