The Peace River Regional District (PRRD) Spring Clean-up makes it easy for residents to dispose of self-hauled yard waste and sorted waste that comes from residential properties. From May 31 to June 13, tipping fees are waived at PRRD landfills and waste transfer stations.
“The Spring Clean-up event gives residents a financial incentive to clean up your property. You still have to cut it and rake it and shovel it and haul it to us, but once you do that, it’s free to leave it with us,” says PRRD board chair Brad Sperling.
For residents who live in areas where forest lands meet their properties, the Spring Clean-up is an incentive to remove excess materials on their properties, which is important with springtime temperatures rising and wildfire season approaching. Residents can reduce the risk to their properties by landscaping green spaces and removing excess materials. Bulk waste bins will be provided for rural residents’ yard clean-up.
Yard waste includes tree clippings, leaves and grass. Sorted residential waste can include appliances, concrete, wood waste, demolition waste, tires, and scrap metal. The PRRD asks residents to re-use and recycle whenever possible.
A list of hours and locations for landfill and waste transfer stations is on the garbage and recycling page at prrd.bc.ca. The free program is open to residents only; commercial waste haulers are not included in the program.