Those of you who take your yard waste to the Greater Vernon Recycling and Disposal Facility need to know that the drop off location has been changed.
All loads need to go through the weigh scale and you will be directed to the new stockpile location.
You won’t charged for your load
This is to ensure customer safety and separation from large equipment while construction preparation of a new facility entrance and yard waste drop off area is underway.
Contractors are widening and paving the entrance roads but at least one lane will be open to approach the weigh scale.
Traffic control and signage will help direct customers and site visitors to their destination.
There may be some additional waiting in line may occur, but that’s expected to be minimal.
“We ask that, where possible, our customers use their curbside programs for garbage and recycling, as well as the drop off depots for recyclables in the Greater Vernon area, so that for the next three months traffic can be minimized at the site”, stated Mike Fox, General Manager Community Services.
The Regional District is also encouraging backyard composting and grass mulching as alternate methods.
For more information on RDNO Solid Waste Management, please go to www.rdno.ca/swmp.