Central Okanagan open burning delay continues

Central Okanagan open burning delay continues

 Central Okanagan property owners are reminded that no open burning permits are being issued in local fire service areas due to the continued high fire danger rating.

This coincides with continued burning prohibitions in the Kamloops Fire Centre jurisdiction until at least October 28.

Central Okanagan fire chiefs continue actively monitoring conditions and will determine a start date for burning permits within their areas.

Normally when the fire hazard allows, open burning permits run from October 1 through April 30 for eligible property owners in the Central Okanagan.  Burning is only allowed on days when both the air quality and venting indices are good.

Information about open burning and qualifications for a permit is available at rdco.com/airquality.

Property owners are encouraged to use the alternatives available to outdoor burning such as chipping, grinding or if applicable, yard waste disposal at the Glenmore landfill or the RDCO Westside Residential Waste and Recycling Centre off Asquith Road in West Kelowna (fees apply at both locations). North Westside and Traders Cove area residents may dispose of a maximum 10 bags of yard waste per visit at their transfer stations.

The RDCO Air Quality program has more information available on other disposal options including a new Mow/Chip/Rent/Buy incentive of up to $3,000 for qualifying participants.


Vernon Matters Staff October 14 2022 • 1:30 PM Open burning delay continues in Central Okanagan (about open burning and qualifications for a permit is available at rdco.com/airquality.)

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