The City of Penticton will be collecting garbage in a different spot than usual for homes near an Oct. 27 Elm Street apartment fire. (Ben Lypka / Black Press Media)

The City of Penticton will be collecting garbage in a different spot than usual for homes near an Oct. 27 Elm Street apartment fire. (Ben Lypka / Black Press Media)

Garbage pick-up to change for homes near Penticton apartment fire

Residents near the Elm Street apartment fire will have changes to their garbage pick-up location

Penticton residents near the Elm Street apartment fire that claimed two lives will have temporary changes to their garbage pick-up locations.

Due to the fire, the west entrance of the lane-way is temporarily closed and the waste collection truck cannot safely enter the lane.

Affected properties on Elm Avenue and Lee Avenue are being asked to place their garbage, recycling, and yard waste carts at the curb in front of their property for the next four collections.

The following properties are affected:

  • Lee Avenue Properties: 104 – 212 (15 properties)
  • Elm Avenue Properties: 103 – 197 (13 properties)

On Tuesday of each week beginning Nov. 3, residents are asked to place the appropriate carts on the street in front of their homes so that the contents may be safely collected.

The tentative last date of altered collection is Tuesday, Nov. 24.

READ MORE: Fatal Penticton apartment fire deemed accidental

READ MORE: Obituary identifies Penticton fire victims



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