Firefighter Greg Proctor shows some of the materials that can be burned.

Burn period begins this weekend

A two week period that allows Nelson residents to burn their difficult to access yard waste begins on Saturday.

A two week period that allows Nelson residents to burn their difficult to access yard waste begins on Saturday.

Fire chief Simon Grypma approved the period saying those wishing to burn need a valid permit issued by the Nelson Fire Department.

“Permits must be acquired in person, at the Nelson Fire Department, located at 919 Ward Street, and payment for the $10 fee can be paid by cash or cheque at the time of issuance and proof of fire insurance,” explained Grympa in a press release.

Residents are required to follow the Ministry of Environment’s Venting Index guidelines and burn only when venting is listed as “fair to good” the day of and following the burn.

This “minimizes any accumulation of smoke-caused air pollution,” said Grypma.

Home owner are encouraged to bring their yard waste to the Lakeside Drive Transfer Station, which charges $5 per load up to 2.5 cubic metres. Large loads are $50 per tonne or $25 per tonne if waste is chipped. Residents planning to burn are required to report to Nelson Fire and Rescue on the days of scheduled burning.

Contravention of Bylaw #3241 may be met with suspension or revocation of the permit and/or a fee for service as set out under Sections, 5.8 Suspension of Fire Permits, 5.10 Suspension of Burning, and 5.11Burning Without a Required Permit.

The Corporation of the City of Nelson Bylaw #3241 can be found via the City of Nelson Website.  The direct link is: https://nelson.civicweb.net/Documents/DocumentList.aspx?Id=18081&Search=1&Result=1.

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