Vernon’s spring chipping program got underway today, and continues until the end of the month.
The program is funded by residential yard recycling customers, and is provided on the same day and location as regular garbage pickup.
The City of Vernon and Foothills are up first, from now until April 10th, followed by Okanagan Landing & Blue Jay subdivision from April 18th to the 28th, not including weekends.
Missed piles not reported to The City of Vernon within 24 hours after the second week will not be picked up.
As the service provides only 10 minutes maximum chipping per customer each week, Vernon residents are reminded of the following:
No chipping on April 14 (Good Friday)
Same day/location as garbage pickup
Do not pile with neighbour’s chipping
Do not tie with wire
No roots or dirt in pile
Pile thorns separately
No branches or tree trunks more than 4” in diameter
Stack all prunings with butt ends facing street or lane.