The City of Vernon’s new curbside organics collection program kicks off the first week of May, and with the new program comes important changes you need to know about your residential garbage collection schedule.
Residents who receive automated curbside waste collection are reminded that, as of May 2:
- Organics will be collected every week
- Garbage will be collected every second week
- Depending on where you live, your day of collection may be changing
The new organics carts with green lids are being delivered to homes between now and May 1st.
When your cart arrives, look inside right away to find a kitchen catcher and a Curbside Waste Collection Guide.
“We encourage you to read this guide carefully,” said Mayor Victor Cumming. “The most important information in the guide is a colour-coded map of Vernon and a calendar that indicates your new waste collection schedule. This map and calendar will help you and your neighbours know when to place each of your carts at the curb.”
The waste collection guide also contains useful tips on how to store, use, and maintain the new organics cart, as well as how to place the carts at the curb.
“It is really important that residents find their new waste collection day in the guide. It’s the only way to avoid the disappointment of finding out too late that you unknowingly placed the cart at the curb on the wrong day of the week,” said Mayor Cumming.
An interactive and more detailed version of the colour-coded map can be found on the City’s website at www.vernon.ca/collectionschedule. Residents can use this online tool to input their address and find their designated collection day and schedule.
Residents who do not have access to a computer and need assistance finding their collection day can also call our Operations team for assistance at 250-549-6757.