Blaze forces traffic change at Greater Vernon landfill
The recent recycling facility fire has resulted in changes to the flow of traffic at the Greater Vernon landfill.
Traffic patterns have been altered due to the new marshalling and loading area established for blue bag recycling materials.
“There will be a significant amount of equipment operating in the blue bag marshalling and loading area,” said Dale Danallanko, operations manager.
“The safety of customers and staff is foremost and in order to keep everyone safe, this area will not be accessible to the public.”
Customers bringing only blue bag recyclables will now pass over the scale and will be further directed by staff. Drop-off of blue bag recyclables will continue to be free of charge.
Residents can also take recyclables to Interior Freight and Bottle Depot and are reminded to separate recyclable items in the bins provided.
Alternate locations for recycling drop-off are the landfills in Spallumcheen and Lumby. .
The annual spring free yard and garden waste drop-off period begins Friday at the Greater Vernon landfill.
“In the past, customers having only yard and garden waste were not required to pass over the scale,” said Danallanko.
“Due to the change in traffic flow at the site, customers bringing yard and garden waste during the spring free drop off period will now pass over the scale and be further directed to the drop off area. Customers will not be charged to drop off yard and garden waste between March 15 and April 30.”