Residential Organics

The City of Vernon provides fully automated waste collection services to residences in Vernon through its contracted service provider, Emterra Environmental. Standardized organics collection carts are provided to households for this program. Household organics (kitchen and yard waste) are collected every week and garbage is collected every second week.

Please set out carts by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day. Each customer is entitled to put out 1 supplied 120L cart or a 240L cart of organics refuse, with maximum weights of 110 Ibs or 165 Ibs, respectively. If carts are overfilled or material is compacted, it could be difficult for all material to fall into the collection truck, resulting in only partial collection.

Find your collection day using the interactive map below:

collection map & schedule

The Curbside Waste Collection Guide, included inside your new organics cart, contains a list of acceptable items, tips on how to use your cart, and a printable version of the map/calendar:

2023 Printable Collection Guide

Have additional questions on how waste collection or the organics program works in Vernon? Find a complete list of frequently asked questions here:

automated waste collection FAQ

Questions about the curbside residential waste collection program can be directed to Emterra Environmental at:

Phone: 250-545-4245
Toll free: 1-888-609-2645

Community Organics Bin

Residents who do not have access to the curbside residential organics collection program (such as those living in apartment buildings) are welcome to deposit their household organic waste into the community organics bin. The bin is located at the Recreation Centre Complex, immediately adjacent to 39th Avenue in the auditorium parking lot.

Given the number of residents this community bin may serve, the City requests that only kitchen organics be deposited, no yard waste. Find a list of accepted materials in the drop-down menu below.