If you want a 2013 Living Greener Calendar mailed to you the first week of January, you need to pre-register for one before October 31 with the Regional Waste Reduction Office.
The Living Greener calendar is a handy guide for year round reference. It includes info on garbage, recycling and yard waste collection dates and drop off locations, plus community events, and useful reference phone numbers. It highlights where to take your hazardous waste, who to call about pesticides, and a recycling directory so you can find out where to recycle almost everything in the Central Okanagan, from batteries to power tools or used books.
Waste Reduction Facilitator Rae Stewart says their office no longer mass mails the calendars to all residents on the curbside collection program. “We’re striving to reduce our impact on the environment and eliminate unnecessary waste by producing and mailing only as many calendars as required. We recognize patterns of behaviour for accessing information are changing, and with more and more people reliant on the internet and mobile technology, printed material is often redundant for many.”
Stewart reminds residents that the Living Greener Calendar is also available in the form of a smartphone app. The ‘mywaste ‘app is free to download and is as informative as the Living Greener Calendar but with improved functionality and added features such as collection day reminders.
In addition to mailing the calendar, website info, and free downloads, you’ll also be able to pick up a free copy of the calendar in the new year at many convenient community locations, including your local Municipal hall, Chamber of Commerce, Library Branch, Parkinson Rec Center, Kelowna Family YMCA-YWCA, the EECO in Mission Creek Regional Park, or the Glenmore Landfill or Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Center.
To receive your 2013 Living Greener calendar in the mail, pre-register online at regionaldistrict.com/recycle by October 31, or by phone at 250.469.6250. Unless you register online or by phone, a calendar will not be mailed to you in 2013, so please be in touch!
Note, if you have registered with us to receive your 2012 calendar, you do not need to re-register.