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Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen schedules large item collection

Spring dates set for pickup of appliances, furniture and other materials
In addition to regular garbage collection the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will collect large items. (file photo)

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen will hold its large item garbage collection this spring.

The large item collection will take place on the regularly scheduled day for curbside collection.

Accepted items should be placed at the curb before 7 a.m. on the collection day. A maximum of two acceptable items will be picked up.

Acceptable items include furniture, large appliances, mattresses, cat towers, gym equipment, barbecues, area carpets and blinds. Hot water tanks are not accepted and refrigeration units must not contain food. Barbecue hoses, tanks and dripping trays with oil must be removed. Carpets must be rolled, taped securely and under 1.8 metres.

In Osoyoos, the large item collection program does not accept appliances containing Freon.

Collection dates have been scheduled for the regional district.

· Monday, April 8: Area C (rural Oliver), Town of Oliver for all properties

· Tuesday, April 9: Area A (rural Osoyoos), Town of Osoyoos

· Wednesday, April 10: Area D (Skaha East, Okanagan Falls) and Area “I” (Skaha West, Kaleden)

· Thursday, April 11: Area E (Naramata), Area “F” (West Bench, Red Wing), and Area “D” (Upper Carmi)

· Friday, April 12: Area B (Cawston), Area “G” (rural Keremeos), Village of Keremeos

· Monday, April 15: Friday, April 19: City of Penticton (regular curbside collection day)

· Monday, June 17: Apex

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