On August 12, 2009, the CVRD adopted Bylaw No. 2020 - Landclearing Management Regulation Bylaw, 2009. The purpose of the Bylaw is to improve local air quality by regulating the burning of large piles of debris, such as that undertaken during landclearing or development activities.
Effective immediately, pile-burning of all MACHINE-STACKED or CATEGORY 3 QUANTITIES* of LANDCLEARING DEBRIS is BANNED in all CVRD Electoral Areas (except Thetis Island). Landclearing debris must be chipped, ground or reused on site. If no suitable alternatives are available, landclearing debris may be burned ONLY with the use of an air curtain or trench burner.
For more information, please review the following documents: