For the month of April open burning of yard and garden waste on properties of one acre (43,560 sq ft) or greater within the City of Kamloops and Tk'emlúps te Secwepemc is allowed with a permit.
For the month of October open burning of yard and garden waste on properties of one acre (43,560 sq ft) or greater within the City of Kamloops and Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc is allowed with a permit.
For more information read: By-law 10-37
|Burning Permits and Costs|
|Type of Burning||Cost||Inspection||Burn Season||Apply|
|Cooking FireAdditional Restrictions:
3 fires per year maximum
Farm status required
|0||Yes||Nov -Mar 31||Online|
|Hazard Abatement||0||Yes||Nov - Mar 31||Online|
|Land ClearingAdditional Restrictions:
Development permit required
|$100. per acre||Yes||Nov -Mar 31||Online|
|Yard/Garden Waste||$100.||No||April and Oct only||Firehall 1|
However, there are conditions that apply to these permits and failure to comply with these conditions or obtain the necessary permit may result
in a $500 fine.
Conditions such as, but not limited to:
No burning outside the Venting Index,
No burning after dark,
Burning for commercial or industrial purposes as well as on properties less than one acre is prohibited.
Permits for burning within the city must be picked-up at:
Burning permits will only be issued from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. Payment by cash or cheques are accepted. Please bring the exact amount.
Permits for burning within the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc must be picked-up at:
For residents with properties less than one acre, the following alternative disposal methods are recommended:
Compost as much material as possible on your own property, or take green waste to one of three City sites:
1. Cinnamon Ridge (4.3 km west of airport, Tranquille Rd),
2. Eliza Road in Barnhartvale,
3. End of McGill Road.