Love Where You Live - Lane Clean-Up
June 28, 2012
With summer officially upon us, when most of us start thinking about vacations and backyard barbecues, Nelson's Fire and Rescue Services reminds residents that the threat of wildfire also comes with the warmer weather. The accumulation of combustibles in and around residential and commercial properties greatly increases this risk and is in violation of the Fire Regulation & Prevention Bylaw 3217, 2011.
The City of Nelson Operations Department has noticed an increase in the number of structures encroaching on city property in lanes. These are in the form of composters, garbage containers, retaining walls and fences. Overgrown shrubs, trees, yard and tree clippings also encroach on city property.
Improperly parked vehicles in the lane create difficult and unsafe passage for city garbage trucks, hydro line trucks, fire trucks and ambulance emergency service vehicles.
What you can do to help:
- Place garbage containers, composters and materials onto private property
- Remove structures encroaching on city property
- Trim overhanging trees and shrubs
- Dispose of combustible materials, including dry leaves, yard and tree clippings
- Make sure parked vehicles do not obstruct through traffic.
Residents can dispose of materials at the Transfer Station located at 70 Lakeside Drive. The hours of operation are Monday to Saturday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Fees for disposal are:
- Small bag - $2.50
- 2.5 cubic meters or less - $5.00
- Metric ton - $50.00
We ask residents for their active participation in this joint endeavour to reduce fire hazards and to provide safe vehicle passage for all through traffic.
At the end of the two week lane clean-up campaign, Nelson's Fire and Rescue Services and the City of Nelson Operations Department will conduct lane assessments to identify any remaining problem areas.
For more information, please contact:
City of Nelson - Operations Department:
City of Nelson - Fire Department:
Regional District of Central Kootenay:
Phone - BC Recycling Hotline: 1-800-667-4321