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Parks, Recreation, & Culture » healthy landscapes, healthy living

What Is The City Doing?

The by-law applies to the City of Kamloops at the date of adoption - January 19, 2016.

Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, & Flowers
The City practices good plant health care to prevent pest problems and follows IPM when a pest problem arises. Only ALLOWED pesticides may be applied on City trees, shrubs, and flower beds.

The prohibition does not apply to turf on City lands. The City has a thorough turf health program, and practices IPM. Chemical pesticides are only used on premier Sports Field turf and are only used as a last resort after going through all other steps in the IPM process. All those employed by the City that apply pesticides have a valid Pesticide Applicator Certificate.

Note: Since the by-law does not apply to hard landscapes, the City can and does use pesticides on areas such as sidewalks.

What can I do with Unused Pesticides?
Unused 'Domestic' pesticides may be taken to a Paint Plus Depot such as the Mission Flats Landfill. For other local Paint Plus Depots, visit The maximum container size is 10 litres.

Only domestic pesticides labelled with a poison symbol and a "Pest Control Product" registration number (e.g. PCP Reg.#2464) will be accepted. There is no charge. For more information visit our Recycling and Garbage section.

If you have a jug of something you are not sure about you may take it to a free drop off event such as the City Hazardous Household and Electronic Waste Drop-off event.

Karla Hoffman, Integrated Pest Management Coordinator
955 Concordia Way
Kamloops, BC V2C 6V3
ph (250) 828-3888

Note: All correspondence is entered into our system and will be directed accordingly. The City of Kamloops will endeavor to contact you within two business days. Thank you.

healthy landscapes, healthy living