Permits required for yard and garden waste burning

KAMLOOPS - Open burning of yard and garden waste on city of Kamloops and Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc properties of one acre or greater will be a go, so long as you have a permit from Oct. 1 to 31.

There are conditions that apply to these permits however, and failure to comply or obtain the necessary permit could result in a fine of $500.

Conditions are as follows:

- No burning outside the Venting Index

- No burning after dark

- Burning for commercial, or industrial, as well as on properties less than an acre is prohibited

Other conditions as required may be added to the list.

Permits for burning within the city must be picked up at Fire Station No. 1, 1205 Summit Drive. For information call 250-372-5131. Please note that the price for a burning permit is $100.00.

Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. excluding holidays. Permits will only be issued during regular business hours.  A fee of $100.00 will be charged for the permit and cash or cheques are accepted.  Please bring the exact amount.

Permits for burning within the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc must be picked-up starting October 1, 2014 at Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc #220 – 330 Chief Alex Thomas Way. For information call 250-314-1570

The City of Kamloops encourages all property owners to seek alternative disposal methods prior to burning, some of these include:

- Compost as much material as possible on your own property,
- Take green waste to one of the City’s three drop-off sites: Cinnamon Ridge (4.3 km west of the airport on Tranquille Road), Eliza Road in Barnhartvale, or at the end of McGill Road.
- www.kamloops.ca/garbage/yardwastesites.shtml

For additional permit or Venting Index information, please call 250-372-5131 or visit www.kamloops.ca/firerescue.  Please note that Venting Index information is updated daily after 8 a.m.

Beginning October 20, 2014, permits for Land Clearing, Hazard Abatement and Farm Status will be issued for November 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.  Permits are available at Fire Station #1, 1205 Summit Drive.


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