2023 Spring Chipping

NEW in 2023!!! Collection of pruning material may not coincide with your regular waste collection day. To find out when pruning material will be collected at your residence, check out the interactive collection map by clicking the button below.

Interactive collection map

The Corporation of the City of Vernon will provide curbside pickup of residential pruning on the following dates in 2023:

City of Vernon and Foothills 

  • Week 1   March 20 to March 24
  • Week 2   March 27 to March 31

Okanagan Landing and Blue Jay 

  • Week 3   April 4 - April 7
  • Week 4   April 11 - April 14

*Chipping will be provided on Good Friday (Blue Jay)

This program is funded by Residential Organics and Yard Waste Collection customers. Participating residents must place pruning material at the same location as their regular waste collection pick up.

Missed piles not reported to the City of Vernon within 24 hours after the second week will not be picked up. As the service provides only 10 minutes maximum chipping per customer each week, please observe the following:

  • Check the interactive collection map (by clicking the button above) to confirm what day chipping will be available for your address
  • Place pruning materials in the same location as your waste collection pickup
  • Do not pile with neighbour’s chipping
  • Do not tie with wire
  • No roots or dirt in pile
  • Pile thorns separately
  • No branches or tree trunks more than 4” in diameter           
  • Stack all pruning with butt ends facing street or lane

Tangled piles or excessive volumes may result in material being left behind. Therefore, property owners can hire a private chipper or haul material to the Greater Vernon Diversion and Disposal Facility. Customers using bin service must make their own arrangements to dispose of pruning.

Yard and garden waste may be dropped off at the Greater Vernon Diversion and Disposal Facility free of charge.