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Similar to those coming to Armstrong residents in May, Vernon is getting garbage carts this August. (Brooke Hovey photo)

New garbage carts could carry future composting in Vernon

City rolling out automated collection bins this August, which could lead to organic bins too

 

The Okanagan Forest Task Force hauled an abandoned derelict car out of the Noble Canyon area Friday, April 23, 2021. (OFTF photo)

Okanagan Forest Task Force hauls derelict car out of Noble Canyon

The OFTF pulled the abandoned vehicle out of the Lavington area Friday

 

Four members with Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans were out at Cultus Lake on March 28 and 29 hauling trash out of the waters. (Henry Wang)

PHOTOS: Out-of-town divers remove 100s of pounds of trash from Cultus Lake

Members of Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans hauled out 470 pounds of trash over two days

 

A trailer was driven up in the hills of the Westside and trashed sometime in late March. (Daryl Robertson photo)

Vehicles trashed on Westside amid annual cleanup

Residents tiring of pickup up after others

A trailer was driven up in the hills of the Westside and trashed sometime in late March. (Daryl Robertson photo)
Thor the brown Boston terrier’s new backpack is filled with discarded masks picked up on daily walk outings around his Vernon neighbourhood by owner Lisa Mazurek. (Lisa Mazurek photo)

North Okanagan terrier, master cleaning up discarded masks

Thor, a Boston terrier, has poop bags with masks filled into backpack during daily walks

Thor the brown Boston terrier’s new backpack is filled with discarded masks picked up on daily walk outings around his Vernon neighbourhood by owner Lisa Mazurek. (Lisa Mazurek photo)
Removing an abandoned motorhome from a street in Summerland was a difficult, expensive task, a Summerland towing operator says. (Contributed)

Abandoned motorhomes expensive to remove, Summerland towing operator says

Significant costs and efforts required in order to dispose of old, unusable units

Removing an abandoned motorhome from a street in Summerland was a difficult, expensive task, a Summerland towing operator says. (Contributed)
The Okanagan Forest Task Force is seeking approval from a government agency to clear a swath of discarded tires from a creek south of Vernon. (OFTF photo)

Cleanup crew seeking approval to clear discarded tires from Okanagan stream

Okanagan Forest Task Force needs government approval to ensure work doesn’t affect the stream

The Okanagan Forest Task Force is seeking approval from a government agency to clear a swath of discarded tires from a creek south of Vernon. (OFTF photo)
Okanagan Forest Task Force clean up took place on May 9 along Postill Lake Road. (Okanagan Forest Task Force)

Okanagan cleanup task force helps ticket 60 people for illegally dumping in 2020

The crew assisted in getting about 60 illegal dumpers ticketed

Okanagan Forest Task Force clean up took place on May 9 along Postill Lake Road. (Okanagan Forest Task Force)
Small loads of residential yard waste will remain free at all CSRD landfills and transfer stations. (Pixabay photo)

Large trucks full of yard waste will be charged at CSRD landfills

Small loads of yard waste can still be dumped for free

Small loads of residential yard waste will remain free at all CSRD landfills and transfer stations. (Pixabay photo)
Early Monday morning a bear was reported accessing garbage and compost close to Ecole Isabella Dicken Elementary School (EIDES) and Fernie Secondary School (FSS). File photo

Bear shot in Lake Country due to ‘people problem’

Garbage ‘like crack cocaine’ to bears: Conservation Officer

Early Monday morning a bear was reported accessing garbage and compost close to Ecole Isabella Dicken Elementary School (EIDES) and Fernie Secondary School (FSS). File photo
Washed up plastics on log fields. (Simon Ager / Maple Leaf Adventures photo)

Inside the ongoing mission to scrub clean B.C.’s wild beaches

Six-week coastal expedition going to run out of time before it runs out of garbage

Washed up plastics on log fields. (Simon Ager / Maple Leaf Adventures photo)
Columbia Shuswap Regional District building. (File photo)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District wants more discussion of landfill compliance

Ministry inspections have turned up issues, CSRD says waits for approval of updates are long

Columbia Shuswap Regional District building. (File photo)
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to offer large item collection

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to offer large item collection

Furniture, mattresses, box springs and large appliances to be picked up in October

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen to offer large item collection
The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) says people have been illegally dumping garbage and verbally abusing staff at the Silver Star Transfer Station since changes came into effect Aug. 1, 2020 (RDNO photo)

Illegal dumping, yelling at staff: problems at North Okanagan waste facility

Regional district says security cameras have been installed at the Silver Star Transfer Station

The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) says people have been illegally dumping garbage and verbally abusing staff at the Silver Star Transfer Station since changes came into effect Aug. 1, 2020 (RDNO photo)
Campers left a mess at a site in Cherryville over the weekend, as seen Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, sparking concern from local residents who are asking elected officials and politicians to do something. (Contributed photo)

Wedding party bear sprayed at North Okanagan campsite

Latest criminal activity at the Meadows leaves locals frustrated

Campers left a mess at a site in Cherryville over the weekend, as seen Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, sparking concern from local residents who are asking elected officials and politicians to do something. (Contributed photo)
Illegal dumping in Okanagan forests. (Kane Blake photo)

Hidden cameras in Okanagan forests catch illegal dumpers, lead to fines

The Okanagan Forest Task Force’s have led to 13 or 14 tickets for illegal dumpers

Illegal dumping in Okanagan forests. (Kane Blake photo)
A pile of trash was left scattered on the ground at the Highway 1 rest area west of Sicamous. (Ann Altmeyer photo)

Illegal dumping increasing along North Okanagan-Shuswap roads

Highways contractor frustrated by inability to hold people accountable

A pile of trash was left scattered on the ground at the Highway 1 rest area west of Sicamous. (Ann Altmeyer photo)
Footage captured by a Kelowna resident on Postill Lake Road

VIDEO: Alleged illegal dump caught on camera near Kelowna

Charges are pending against a man who was caught allegedly dumping garbage in the bush

Footage captured by a Kelowna resident on Postill Lake Road
Discarded protective gloves are pictured on the street in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic is introducing a new type of litterbug as people are dropping gloves and masks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Gloves and masks become problem litter as COVID-19 prompts people to cover up

Vancouver’s director of zero waste and resource recovery says the city is experiencing medical litter

Discarded protective gloves are pictured on the street in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic is introducing a new type of litterbug as people are dropping gloves and masks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Campbell Mountain Landfill near Penticton has had high volumes of traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)

High traffic volumes observed at Campbell Mountain Landfill

Facility near Penticton has been busy during COVID-19 pandemic

The Campbell Mountain Landfill near Penticton has had high volumes of traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)