Nelson's fire chief wants Nelson residents to know that a two-week burn period to destroy yard waste goes from April 13 to 28.

Backyard burning in Nelson approved by fire chief

Starting April 13, those wishing to burn yard waste can do so within the city limits of Nelson.

Starting April 13, those wishing to burn yard waste can do so within the city limits of Nelson.

Nelson Fire Chief Simon Grypma has approved the two-week burn period ending April 28.

“This burn period is for the purpose of reducing difficult-to-access yard waste,” he says.

Those wishing to burn their yard waste must have a valid permit acquired in person at the Nelson Fire Department located at 919 Ward Street. The cost is $10 paid at the time of issuance.

Though backyard burning is permitted, the chief says citizens may find it easier and/or cheaper to bring yard waste to the Lakeside Drive transfer station which charges $5 per load for up to 2.5 cubic metres. Large loads are $50 per tonne or $25 if that tonne is chipped.

Residents are asked to burn only on days when venting is good to minimize accumulation of smoke that pollutes the air. They will also be required to let Nelson Fire and Rescue know the days they plan to burn.

The City of Nelson has a bylaw in place governing backyard burning which people must adhere to as well. Section 5.5 specifically addresses yard waste burning. A direct link to the bylaw is https://nelson.civicweb.net/Documents/DocumentList.aspx?Id=18081&Search=1&Result=1

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