Invasive Species

Invasive Species

Did you know that all residence are to dispose of invasive plants on their property in an environmentally responsible way?  This means that;

  1. All invasive plants must be bagged in clear plastic bags and separated from yard waste.  If large amounts of plants are to be disposed of, the landfill operator must be contacted ahead of time.
  2. All invasive plants are FREE to dispose.  If yard waste includes invasive plants, there is an increased disposal fee.
  3. Report to the employee at the landfill entrance that you are dropping off invasive plants.

Disposing of your Invasive Species Garden Waste:

  • Dead-head and properly dispose of invasive plant seeds, seed heads or fruit prior to flowering and seed maturity
  • All landfills within the RDCK and RDKB accept invasive plant species for free. Ensure your material is bagged in clear plastic bags and notify the attendant that you have invasive plant species. Plants must be identifiable through the bag. For more information please see the RDCK Resource Recovery Bylaw
  • Do not dump garden waste in public parks, natural areas, and roadsides, it is ILLEGAL to do so and is associated with hefty fines
  • Avoid putting invasive plants in your compost, as they often quickly re-establish

Village of Nakusp Good Neighbor Bylaw 640 describes a “weed” as:

 “Weed” includes brush, trees, any plant designated as a noxious weed pursuant to the Weed Control Act, and other plant growth that is allowed to come to a state of causing, or about to cause a nuisance, and includes any vegetation where its root system, limbs, or shoots intrude into a lane, street or highway in a manner that may impact travel, construction, maintenance levels, safety, longevity or the aesthetics of the that lane.

OTHER RESOURCES

BC Weed Control Act

Field Guide to Noxious Weeds and other selected Invasive Plants of British Columbia

CKISS – Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society

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