Open burning comes with a cost

It will now cost Vernon residents $75 for an open burning permit.

Residents can burn with a permit between Feb. 28 and April 30 on properties two hectares or larger as long as they follow regulations.

“Burning without a permit is subject to fines of $150 to $300 and up to $1,000 if Vernon Fire Rescue Services is required to have crews and apparatus attend the scene,” said Keith Green, fire chief.

Items that cannot be burned include tires, treated lumber, plastics, railway ties, drywall, manure, demolition waste, rubber, domestic waste, asphalt products, paint, hazardous waste, biomedical waste and tar paper

For questions or to qualify to purchase a permit, call 250-542-5361. Permits will be purchased at city hall.


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