Resident trashes illegal dumping

Spallumcheen resident links illegal trash to changes in hours at the landfill

One Spallumcheen resident wants the township to speak up when it comes to illegal dumping.

Warren Frederickson wrote in a short letter to council that it is his belief whenever the Regional District of North Okanagan changes its landfill operational hours and dumping fees, illegal dumping happens on his Demorest Road property.

“I see first-hand when the dump changes the hours of operation, my road becomes a dumping ground,” wrote Frederickson.

Township chief administrative officer Corey Paiement said he has talked with Frederickson who says such things as furniture and appliances are being dumped on the road.

The township has put up a “No Dumping” sign at the end of Demorest Road.

The regional district implemented winter hours at its landfills on Nov. 1, which includes a 9:30 a.m. opening on Saturdays.

All landfills are closed on Sundays.

Council received the letter and unanimously asked staff to send a copy of Frederickson’s letter to RDNO and ask for a reply.