Yard waste

Yard waste is collected every other week from March 1 to the end of December 31. This service is provided to residents of Kelowna, West Kelowna, Peachland, Lake Country, Electoral Area East.

What goes in your yard waste cart?

Accepted items

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Weeds
  • Plant trimmings
  • Branches and yard prunings up to 5 cm (2 inch) in diameter AND less than 1 m (3 feet) long
  • Pine needles and cones
  • Pumpkins
  • Fruit droppings

In colder weather, please keep items in your cart loose, as they can freeze and won't empty when the cart is tipped into the collection truck.  On your collection day check that the lid opens and stir materials inside to ensure they empty easily.

Not accepted

  • No plastic, paper or compostable bags
  • No dirt, sod, rocks or tree stumps
  • No kitchen or food waste
  • No diapers
  • No used tissue or paper towels
  • No garbage
  • No animal feces or cat litter
  • No construction or renovation materials
  • No agricultural or commercial waste
  • No landscape fabric
  • No landscape edging
  • No flower pots

Extra yard waste can be brought to

Glenmore Landfill – fees apply, operated through the City of Kelowna

Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre – fees apply