All residential waste placed at the curb for collection must be placed in garbage cans with tight fitting lids or in commercial containers in high density residential zones.
The maximum weight of any waste container is 22.5 kg (50 lbs) under the Utility and Solid Waste Management Bylaw 1014. Residents may place out for pick up a maximum of 2 containers with a maximum aggregate volume of 140 litres.
Dumping of garbage on District streets, boulevards and private property is not only illegal, it is directly related to public safety as it will attract dangerour wildlife into the community.
Anyone found dumping garbage on District or private property will be fined or prosecuted. Please report illegal dumping to the Bylaw Enforcement Officer at 250.425.6820, by email at email@example.com or online.
The following table reflects all charges applicable when a stray animal has been picked up and impounded:
|Infraction||Standard Fees||Reduced Fees*|
|Dumping residential garbage into a commercial or industrial dumpster||$100||$50|
|Unsecured commercial container||$100||$50|
|Placing prohibited materials in garbage for collection or in recycle bins||$100||$50|
|Placing garbage out before 5am on day of pick up||$100||$50|
|Use of improper container for combustible materials or matter that is subject to putrefaction||$250||$125|
|Unlawful waste disposal||$250|| |
Note* Fines are reduced by 50% if paid within 30 days of issuance of a municipal ticket.
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