Free Disposal for Illegal Dumping Clean Up Waiver Application

In lieu of Trash Bash (canceled in 2020 and 2021), the qathet Regional District is offering residents free disposal of illegally dumped trash through an application waiver.


Illegal Dumping Disposal Fee Waiver. If you missed the Illegal Dump Drop off Day (August 21, 2021) and are interested in cleaning up an illegal dumpsite, you can apply for a disposal fee waiver. Pre-approval through Let’s Talk Trash is required.  Once approved, a physical copy of your waiver (issued through the qathet Regional District) must be submitted to Augusta Recyclers staff when dropping off collected illegally dumped trash. No household waste will be accepted. Fill in this application form and submit to Let’s Talk Trash at OR drop off a hard copy at #105 – 4675 Marine Avenue, Powell River, BC. 


Thanks to all who continue to make an effort to clean up other people’s trash so that we can all enjoy a safer and more beautiful region!

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Wood Stove Exchange Program

The Wood Stove Exchange Program was established with the intent to provide incentive for replacing old wood stoves (high particulate emissions) with more efficient, low emissions models or alternatives through rebates.  This program is funded by the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy with rebate funding top-ups from the qathet Regional District and overseen by the BC Lung Association.

Check out the application here for more information and visit the qathet Regional District webpage for further details.

Want to improve your stove’s burning efficiency & the air quality in your home? Check out these Clean Burning Tips  OR watch our free online Burn It Smart information session We were joined by Valley Building’s Co-owner, Ron Spreeuw, who has been selling and installing wood stoves since 1991 & WETT certified since 1998

Info Session covers:

– best wood & fire starters
– Non-EPA vs Secondary Burn vs Catalytic Combustion stoves
– clean burning techniques
– thermometers
– stove & chimney maintenance
– house pressure planes
– chimney drafts
– Wood Stove Exchange Rebate Program qualifications for $400-$550 rebates (2021)