The household organics bin that was at the south end of the Recreation Centre has been moved. The new location is at the Curling Rink parking lot, accessed off 39th Avenue. It is in the parking spaces adjacent to the street and farthest from Becker Park. The relocation of the bin is due to construction starting on the new childcare facility.
In addition to the new location of the Recreation Centre Bin, residents can deposit compost at the following locations, weather permitting:
- City Centre: along 29th Street railroad tracks across from the 33rd Avenue intersection
- Operations: on 47th Avenue just east of 20th Street
- Kin Race Track: south west corner of parking lot off 43rd Avenue
The City encourages residents to compost primarily food scraps, including vegetable, fruit, meat, and bone scraps. Residents should transport yard waste directly to the landfill yard waste collection facility. The composters will not accept commercial materials, metal, plastic, glass, Styrofoam, or pet waste.
Residents are encouraged to exercise care when using composting sites, as equipment is not sanitized. Signage will be in place to remind residents of Provincial health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
For additional details and more information, please visit the City’s website at www.vernon.ca/sustainability.