Back Yard Burning Clear The Air

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is encouraging residents to embrace the Smoke Control Regulation Bylaw if they are burning natural debris on their property.

From October 15 to November 15, open burning is permitted in all nine electoral areas of the CVRD. Only untreated natural wood, prunings and branches can be burned in a single pile no
larger than two metres square, and at least 10 metres from all property lines. All burning must occur between 7 a.m. and sunset of the same day, and is only allowed when the BC Southern Vancouver Island Venting Index is rated ‘Good.’

Too completely avoid back yard burning, residents are reminded that leaves, and branches can a be taken to Peerless Road Recycling Facility free of charge.


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