One of the biggest sources of litter in the City of Kamloops is unsecured or uncovered loads on trucks and/or trailers.
Items that blow off of uncovered trucks and/or trailers litter highways and create dangerous driving conditions. Much of it comes from small haulers, especially on weekends when people are cleaning out the garage or hauling remodeling debris. It doesn't take much time, effort or money to make sure your load is properly secured. Tarps can be purchased for less than $10, including tie-downs, at most home improvement or automotive stores.
The Traffic By-Law No. 23-30 section 703 states that:
703. (1) No person shall operate on a highway, a vehicle or combination of vehicle and trailer unless it is so constructed, loaded, or covered as to prevent any of its load from dropping, shifting, leaking, or otherwise escaping there from.
(2) Should any material, due to any cause whatsoever, fall from the vehicle, the operator shall forthwith take all reasonable precautions to safeguard traffic from the consequences thereof and shall remove such material from the spillage area.
(3) No person shall place, throw, deposit or discard on any highway any rubbish, litter or waste material of any description.
(4) No person shall transport rubbish or refuse of any description in a motor vehicle in which refuse is transported is completely covered or enclosed so as to prevent refuse from spilling or escaping from the vehicle.
Any violations of this section will result in a fine of $100.00.