2022 Yard Waste Pick-Up program

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Yard Waste Pick-Up program

Do your part: Protect your home from wildfire

The District is running the Yard Waste Pick-up program to assist residents in disposing of spring yard waste. Having a tidy lawn, roof and gutters clear of woody debris and leaves is an important step toward wildfire risk reduction.

Save the dates; pick-up will occur on:

  • Wednesday, April 20th
  • Monday, May 2nd
  • Monday, May 9th, and
  • Tuesday, May 24th


The program is a reservation-based system. To register, call the Municipal Office at (250) 342-9281 to be put on the reservation list. You will be asked to provide:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Civic address

You can also provide an email address if you would like to get more information about the 2022 Invermere FireSmart program.


Yard waste has to be placed at the curb, ready for pickup after 8 am.

Keep it tidy for pick-up; yard waste can either be:

  • Bundled in a maximum 4-foot length of less than 50 lbs, for branches and pruning.
  • In a bin, clearly labelled “Yard Waste”. This is an opportunity to repurpose your old, and clean, garbage bin.
  • In clear plastic or brown paper bags for leaf and grass material.

Yard Waste materials accepted are leaves, grass, branches, plants, flowers, shrubs, hedge trimmings and tree branches less than 15 centimetres (6”) in diameter. Items not accepted include rocks, stumps, painted or treated wood, garbage, kitchen waste, home renovation or construction materials.

Staff will not pick up yard waste that does not meet the above requirements, and registration is required. The District offers a drop-off location at the Transfer Station’s Yard Waste Bin, in the Industrial Park.

For further questions, comments or concerns, about the Yard Waste Pick-up program, please contact the District’s office at (250) 342-9281 or info@invermere.net.


Yard Work and Landscaping ideas

For ideas, suggestions and recommendations on how to make your yard both fire-resistant and healthy, visit the FireSmartTM BC Landscaping Hub at:


This online space is a comprehensive place for everything you need to know about FireSmart plants and landscaping!

Featuring Landscaping Tips and an interactive Fire-Resistant Plants Tool. This tool presents a selection of plants adapted to our hardiness zone (Zone 5 here in the Valley) and other relevant information like water use, sun vs shade preferences and pollinators attractants. It is very helpful for anyone replacing their hazardous flammable Juniper trees with a fire-resistant plant!

Here’s a summary of top priorities FireSmart Yard Work:

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