Lake Country - Life. The Okanagan Way.

British Columbia, Canada

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can or Can’t I Recycle? Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose information.
Visit the Regional District website for a complete list on what you can and can’t recycle.

I’ve got more questions about the new Packing and Printed Paper Recycling Program changes effective May 19, 2014.  Find out more.

Where can I recycle small appliance or power tools?
The Small Appliance Recycling Program accepts all these and more. Visit their website for all the details. The nearest depot to Lake Country is the Columbia Bottle Depot at 680 Dease Road, 250 763 2554.

What day is my garbage collected?
All garbage, recycling and yard waste is collected on either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday depending on your location.  Check the collection map to find out which day is your collection day.

Can I get a larger recycling or yard waste container?
Yes, complete the Request Larger or Additional Carts form or contact the Engineering Department at 250 766 6677 or by email at

Why didn’t my garbage get picked up?
Was your garbage out on the right day and time (before 7:00 a.m.)? If yes, call the garbage contractor, O.K. Environmental Waste Systems at 250 868 3211.

Why did they take my garbage but not my recycling/yard waste?
There are two trucks: one for garbage and one for recycling/yard waste, in addition to a dual commodity split body truck. They do not travel the routes together and therefore pick up at different times. If your recycling/yard waste has not been picked up, please call the recycling contractor, O.K. Environmental Waste Systems at 250 868 3211.

Where is the nearest landfill/recycling centre?
Glenmore Landfill @ 2105 Glenmore Road. Hours of operation are 7:30 am – 4:45 pm – 7 days a week except December 25 and 26 and January 1. Phone: 250-469-8880.

When does yard waste and household recycling get picked up?
Recycling and yard waste are picked up on alternate weeks. Recycling is collected year-round; yard waste is collected March 1 to November 30. Check the Collection Schedule Map or visit and click on ‘My Collection Day’ to see which week your collection occurs.

I just built a house. How do I arrange for pick-up?
Call our Customer Service Desk at 250-766-5650 and we will inform both the collection contractor and Finance Department.

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