Piles of empty cardboard boxes, wrapping paper scraps and food packages can add up quickly during the holidays and that’s why the City of Penticton is adding an extra week of recycling collecting starting next week.
From Dec. 12 to 30, residents can put both their garbage and recycling carts at the curb by 7 a.m. on their regularly scheduled collection day.
With the holiday fast approaching, the city is reminding people that they can purchase tag-a-bag stickers from either city hall or the community centre if their extra garbage or recycling won’t fit in a designated cart.
Collection schedules will not change this year, with both Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on weekends.
Many paper and cardboard items can be added to a curbside collection, including greeting cards, paper gift bags and wrapping paper.
Toys, electronics, Christmas lights, ribbons and bows and foil wrap, however, can not into a residential recycling cart, the city adds. Many of the aforementioned items can not be dropped off at t recycling depot instead.
People unsure about what items can or cannot go into a residential recycling bin can use this online tool, courtesy of the city.