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RDOS INFORMATION RELEASE
Burning Leaves and Green Brush Linked to Health Problems

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is advising residents not to burn wet leaves, thatch and brush. Smoke from burning can create serious health problems. Instead leaves and brush can be put out for yard waste collection in March, brought to a local landfill for free drop-off or composted at home.
 
Wet leaves, thatch and green brush are potent sources of smoke when burnt. Thick bellowing smoke contains soot, dust and fine particulates that can cause serious health problems for children, seniors and people with respiratory issues. Fine particulates in smoke have been linked to increases in heart and lung disease and cancer. The Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys can trap smoke causing a buildup of particulates.
 
Residents have a number of ways to dispose of leaves, thatch and green brush. In March, homes in most of the RDOS (and Osoyoos) will receive yard waste collections. Residents receiving curbside collection can place out an unlimited amount of leaves and brush in paper yard waste bags or reusable containers like garbage cans. Home owners can check for the dates of yard waste collections by contacting their local government. All landfills within the RDOS can also take, free of charge, up to 500 kg of compostable yard waste per trip.
 
Leaves can also be composted beautifully at home. Leaves are designed to break down quickly creating nutrient rich compost that can be applied to lawns or gardens.

From March 1 to 23, businesses and local governments across the RDOS will be pre-selling residential compost bins at wholesale prices.

For details on the compost bin sale or for tips on how to compost contact the RDOS at www.rdos.bc.ca or call 1.877.610.3737.
 
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M. Pendergraft
RDOS Board Chair

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Click here for the Town of Osoyoos curbside pick up schedule for yard waste.
Click here for the compost bin pre-sale application form. 

Click here for information relating to the Osoyoos Fire Department.
Within Town of Osoyoos boundaries - Outdoor fires are not permitted unless authorized by the Fire Chief.​
 
Event date: 
Tuesday, 03 March, 2015
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