Landclearing Management


On August 12, 2009, the CVRD adopted Bylaw No. 2020 - Landclearing Management Regulation Bylaw, 2009. The purpose of the Bylaw is to improve local air quality by regulating the burning of large piles of debris, such as that undertaken during landclearing or development activities.

Effective immediately, pile-burning of all MACHINE-STACKED or CATEGORY 3 QUANTITIES* of LANDCLEARING DEBRIS is BANNED in all CVRD Electoral Areas (except Thetis Island). Landclearing debris must be chipped, ground or reused on site. If no suitable alternatives are available, landclearing debris may be burned ONLY with the use of an air curtain or trench burner.

For more information, please review the following documents: All burns must be registered with the CVRD Public Safety Division prior to ignition. Click here to obtain copies of a burn registration form, or call 250-746-2561.

Questions? Call the CVRD Recycling Hotline at 250-746-2540 or toll free 1-800-665-3955.