Alternatives to Open Burning

As an alternative to burning, North Cowichan encourages you to compost at home, utilize a wood chipper or take your yard waste (year-round, free of charge) to one of these Cowichan Valley Regional District solid waste management and recycling facilities:

  • Bings Creek Solid Waste Management Complex, 3900 Drinkwater Road, Duncan. Open daily 9:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Peerless Road Drop-Off Depot, 10830 Peerless Road, Ladysmith. Open Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

For further information please phone the CVRD Recycling Hotline at 250-746-2540

For further information on the health effects of wood burning visit the British Columbia Lung Association.