Bulky items will be hauled away

Bulky item collection has been scheduled to coincide with regular garbage pickups throughout the South Okanagan

Even if you don’t have a friend with a pickup truck, you can still get some over-sized junk hauled away soon.

Bulky item collection has been scheduled to coincide with regular garbage pickups throughout the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen beginning the week of May 6.

Crews will take away a maximum of two items like mattresses, box springs, tables, chairs, couches and appliances, but not renovation-type refuse like carpets, toilets or hot-water tanks. Contact your local government for clarification.

Anything you want to trash should be left alongside regular garbage on your normal collection day. The service will be available in Penticton from May 6-10, and in Oliver, Osoyoos, Keremeos, Okanagan Falls and all RDOS rural areas the week of May 13-17.

Electronics, such as TVs and computers, can be recycled free of charge at local landfills and bottle depots.

For more information, contact the RDOS solid waste department at 250-490-4129.