December 23, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Christmas Holiday Guide 2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
The City of West Kelowna reminds the public of the upcoming holiday office closures, and the services that will continue to be provided throughout the Christmas to New Year's holiday period.
Administrative offices will be closed from 3:00 p.m. Friday, December 22, 2017 through 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Administrative offices include:
- City Hall at 2760 Cameron Road
- Operations administration at 3717 Elliott Road
- Utilities administration at 2570 Bartley Road
- West Kelowna Fire Rescue administration at 2708 Ollala Road
What services are still being provided?
Essential services will still be provided and the public can call 778-797-1000 at any time over the holidays.
Essential services include cemetery, drainage, fire and rescue, policing, roads maintenance, and sewer and water emergencies.
What about waste and recycling collection?
Curbside collection of waste and recycling will not be collected Christmas or New Year's Day. For the weeks of December 25 and January 1, collection will move ahead one day, meaning Monday collection will move to Tuesday and so on. Please view the Living Greener Calendar to determine dates for collection of garbage and recycling.
For additional waste, the Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre on Asquith Road will be open regular hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (gates close at 3:50 p.m.) on December 22, 23 and 24 and 29, 30 and 31. The facility will be closed Christmas Day, Monday, December 25 and New Year's Day, Monday, January 1. The facility will be open the usual Friday through Monday period once again starting January 5, 2018.
Where do I take my Christmas tree and old lights?
Live Christmas trees can be dropped off for free for chipping via the Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre on Asquith Road, during regular business hours. The centre is typically open Friday through Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. but will be closed Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1. Please ensure tinsel, lights and decorations are removed from trees. Artificial trees are considered waste. They can be taken to the centre for disposal and usual tipping fees will apply.
Strings of old Christmas lights must be taken to the Boucherie Bottle Depot at 2711 Kyle Road or Planet Earth Recycling at 1400 Industrial Road. For a list of recyclables accepted in curbside bins and those materials that must be taken to depots, and to find the depot nearest you, please visit www.westkelownacity.ca/recyclingguide.
What rec programs are running throughout the Christmas break?
Several recreational programs will be running at various times and days throughout the holidays at facilities including Jim Lind Arena, Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre, Royal LePage Place and Webber Road Community Centre. For a complete list of holiday activities, please visit www.westkelownacity.ca/recguide.
Do you have any fire safety tips for the holidays?
The National Fire Protection Association provides important safety tips for the Christmas holidays. For more information please read their public information materials: