The Cariboo Regional District will waive fees on dumping woodwaste at their refuse sites from firesmart fuel reduction efforts starting June 8, 2018.
“We hope eliminating our tipping fees for wood waste will encourage residents to take pro-active wildfire prevention steps on their property,” said CRD Chair Margo Wagner.
“One of the recommendations that came out of our Cariboo Chilcotin Wildfires 2017 report is helping facilitate a culture of preparedness in our communities. The FireSmart program is an important piece in emergency preparedness.”
Woodloads must be clean and not contain rocks, dirt, metals, plastics or other types of garbage Grass clippings, leaves and tree needles will also be accepted free of charge, but must be separated from the wood waste.
Fines will apply to contaminated loads.
The FireSmart Homeowner’s Manual can be downloaded here.