The City of Penticton will offer large item garbage collection later this month. (Black Press file photo)

The City of Penticton will offer large item garbage collection later this month. (Black Press file photo)

Penticton to offer large item garbage collection

Items will be collected April 19 to 23

Residents receiving curbside garbage collection services will be able to place for pick-up and disposal two large items during the week of April 19 to 23.

Residents are encouraged to leave these items at their usual collection point by 7 a.m. on their regular garbage collection day. The items should be a minimum of one metre or three feet between the large items and garbage carts, as a separate collection truck will collect the oversized items.

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Common accepted items include furniture, appliances (such as refrigerators, stoves), exercise equipment and mattresses. The maximum allowable weight per item is 90 kilograms or 200 lbs.

Items not accepted are objects with gas motors, televisions, hot water tanks, and renovation waste such as toilets, plumbing fixtures, and doors. Small appliances and electronics will not be collected, but they can be dropped off for free at J&C Bottle Depot, 200 Rosetown Ave., or at Campbell Mountain Landfill, 1765 Reservoir Rd.

“The large item collection event helps residents get their unwanted furniture or broken appliance to the landfill for disposal or recycling,” said David Kassian, community sustainability coordinator for Penticton. “On your regular garbage day, place the items at your usual collection point and we will make sure it gets disposed of properly.”

Multifamily buildings are not eligible to participate in the large item collection.

For more information, please visit www.penticton.ca/garbage, call the Penticton Public Works Yards at 250-490-2500, or email publicworks@penticton.ca. To receive an automated reminder the night before garbage collection please visit www.penticton.ca/garbagereminder.

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