Peachland compost site hours change to curb illegal dumping

5/16/2012

Hours at the compost site in Peachland will change because of an increase in illegal dumping.

Apparently, residents from as far away as Kaleden and Big White are traveling to the district to drop off garbage and construction waste.

Director of Operations Doug Allin says some people are even trying to disguise their loads.

"Making it look like residential yard waste and then within that load it's combined with metal and garbage.  Basically everything they can fit in the load and then masking it with just typical yard waste and branches on the top."

Allin says not only is it annoying but it's dangerous to staff who are being exposed to different chemicals hidden in the loads.

There's also the cost of clean-up for Peachland residents.

Hours to the site will be reduced from 7AM - 3PM until the community can curb illegal dumping.

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