Mayor & Council and District of Lake Country staff wish you happy holidays.

 

Lake Country Municipal Hall will be closed for the holidays Monday, Dec. 25 through Monday, Jan. 1, reopening at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2. 

 

Essential will remain in operation throughout the holidays.

Emergency contacts: 

Water & Sewer: 250-317-3250 

Roads maintenance contractor: 250-766-5664

Roads duty cell (non-snow removal related issues): 250-317-9780 

Hwy 97 provincial contractor AIM Roads Inc. 1-866-222-4204

 

Reducing operational hours during low service periods is economical for the District. Staff use vacation days or earned leave banks for closure days beyond statutory holidays.  

 

Garbage and Recycling Information:

You can expect some changes to your curbside waste collection schedule during the Christmas-New Year’s holiday period. Garbage, recycling and yard waste will not be collected on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, or New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1.

 

As a result, curbside pick-up moves ahead one day, for everyone, during the last week of December and the first week of January. During these two weeks only, residents who normally have collection on Monday should put their carts at the curb for collection on Tuesday instead, if your collection day is typically Tuesday put carts out Wednesday, Wednesday collection jumps to Thursday, Thursday collection moves to Friday and for Friday collection put your carts out Saturday.

 

The weekday collection schedule returns to normal on Monday, January 8.

 

A reminder that yard waste collection for 2023 ends on Saturday, December 30. Yard waste collection for 2024 will resume on Friday, March 1.

For missed pick-ups or damaged carts, please call Environmental 360 Solutions (e360s) at 250.868.3211.

Remember to put all wrapping paper (except foil wrap), flattened boxes and cartons into your recycling cart for curbside pick-up or take to your nearest recycling depot. Keep the recycling spirit going by saving all shiny and foil wrapping paper and cards, ribbons and bows for re-use.

Don’t get stuck on the naughty list, make sure the following items stay out of your recycling cart.

• Ribbons & Bows

• Foil Gift Wrap

• Padded Envelopes

• Toys

• Lights

• Batteries

• Plastic bags

• Glass

 

The Glenmore Landfill and Recycling Depot at 2720 John Hindle Drive in Kelowna will be closed on December 25, 26 and January 1. Normal operations are Monday to Sunday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

For more Recycling Depot locations and information on what to recycle, visit rdco.com/recycle, download the free Recycle Coach App (Google Play or App store) or contact the Regional Waste Reduction Office by email recycle@rdco.com or call 250-469-6250.

 

When you take down your natural Christmas tree after the holidays, dispose of it in an eco-friendly way and have it chipped.

The RDCO Waste Reduction Office recommends giving your tree another life by dropping it off at one of the many free and convenient Chip It locations. The tree will then be chipped and composted into a nutrient-rich compost called GlenGrow available at various locations, including the Glenmore Landfill.

Make sure to remove all decorations and tinsel before recycling your tree, plus any plastic bags or other materials used for transporting - all of these interfere with the composting process.

Drop-off your Christmas tree in the designated area of the parking lot at Jack Seaton Park (1950 Camp Rd.) from December 26 to January 31.

Trees can also be cut into pieces and placed in your yard waste cart for pick up once yard waste collection resumes on March 1, 2024. Keep in mind prunings and branches must not be longer than 5cm (2in) in diameter and less than 1 metre (3ft) long.

For more information on tree chipping or holiday recycling, visit rdco.com/recycle.