Woodstove Exchange Program
January 13, 2011
The City of Nelson is pleased to continue its support and participation in the Woodstove Exchange Program. At the January 10, 2011 Regular Council meeting, Nelson City Council committed funds to the program in the amount of $100.00 per stove exchanged by local Nelson residents up to a maximum of 20 stoves.
What is the Woodstove Exchange Program?
The Woodstove Exchange Program is designed to encourage residents to exchange their old, inefficient; non-EPA certified wood burning appliances for low emissions appliances, including new CSA/EPA certified clean burning wood stoves and other qualified appliances. New technology appliances are proven to burn 1/3 less wood, to reduce emissions by up to 70%, and to significantly reduce the risk of chimney fires. The program is operated at a community level through grants provided by the province.
City of Nelson residents who exchange their old, non-EPA certified wood burning appliance for a qualified CSA/EPA approved one, are eligible to receive a $250 rebate (from the province) and another $100 rebate from the City of Nelson, providing that the old wood stove has been rendered non-reusable and has been recycled at a Regional District facility.
Rebates are LIMITED, and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.
How to participate?
To be eligible for the $250 + $100 rebate you MUST both live within the City of Nelson, AND the wood stove exchange must take place within the RDCK.
To apply for a rebate visit the Regional District of Central Kootenay website
For more information about the woodstove exchange program, please contact:
Environmental Services Coordinator - RDCK
Tel: 250 352-8192
Or visit the Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Website: