Drivers warned about unsecured loads at Kelowna’s landfill

Anyone showing up with an unsecured,uncovered load at the landfill could face a $150 fine.

Glenmore landfill pond

As fall clean-ups continue throughout the community, Kelowna city hall says more residents are dropping off recycling, waste and yard waste at the Glenmore landfill.

However, it says, some vehicles are arriving without covered loads, which can not only result in debris falling off vehicles it can also create a safety hazard for other vehicles driving behind, as well as pedestrians and cyclists on the road.

The city is reminding residents that loads to the landfill have to be tied or strapped down and covered by a tarp.

“It’s important that residents remember to cover and secure their loads regardless of how far they’re travelling,” said Scott Hoekstra, landfill supervisor.

“Bylaw enforcement staff have been monitoring and handing out fines to those who neglect to cover and secure their load.”

He said there are also cameras located at the landfill to catch unsecured loads and those responsible could be fined.

The fine for an uncovered or unsecured load is $150 under the city’s Solid Waste Management Bylaw. Provincial penalties may also apply.

The Glenmore Landfill is located at 1595 Glenmore Road North.

It is open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Residents planning to put their gardens to bed for the fall can also purchase OgoGrow or GlenGrow compost at the landfill from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily.

For more information about the Glenmore Landfill, visit kelowna.ca/waste.