This 'redneck' party barge was abandoned at the shore of the reservoir at Six Mile this summer. A new CSRD bylaw means if bylaw owners can track down who left it there

CSRD approves new bylaw for illegal dumping

A new bylaw means staff can issue $500 fines for illegal dumping in the CSRD.

A new bylaw voted in at the November Columbia-Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) board meeting will allow staff to hand out fines to people who dump garbage illegally.

CSRD Waste Management Coordinator Ben Van Nostrand says some violators can be identified by personal information left behind in the trash they dump.

Violators who are caught will be sent letters asking they “kindly clean up their mess” within 30 days. If they don’t comply, they’ll be fined $500.

CSRD directors suggested signs notifying of the bylaw be put at popular dumping sites.


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