Is there any assistance for clean up of debris on private property and what do I do with debris washed up on my property?

Please leave the debris on the foreshore, it will help protect the shore from wave action. The Province will help clean up large woody material, docks (where there is no clear owner) and garbage from public land or the foreshore, but not from private land.

Barges continue to remove unnatural debris from the shores of local lakes including unclaimed broken docks, unregistered boats, garbage and barrels, along with large trees or stumps. Damaged docks and pilings still in place are the responsibility of the property owner.

Any debris that residents do not want removed should be clearly marked with"Do Not Remove",so crews know to leave it behind. This may include sections of dock residents are hoping to repair. If possible, use fluorescent orange flagging tape or paint.

Small woody debris on private property is the responsibility of residents. It can disposed of as yard waste and put into the curbside yard waste bin providing it meets acceptable size limits under the program.

Yard-waste type debris may also be taken to the Glenmore landfill free in loads up to 250 kilograms and less than 5 centimetres in circumference.

Loads over 250 kilograms are assessed at $40.00 per metric tonne fee for disposal.
Prunings over 5 centimetres in circumference and less than 20 centimetres in diameter, are charged at $10.00 per metric tonne
Logs, limbs and branches greater than 20 centimetres in diameter are accepted at $10.00 per metric tonne.Logs, limbs and branches must be cut to a maximum length of 4 feet (no rocks or soil).
Regular tipping fees apply for larger diameter debris or garbage in excess of the 250 kilogram maximum.
Yard-waste sized debris may also be taken to:

The Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre on Asquith Road in West Kelowna. Regular yard waste disposal charge applies.
The transfer stations at Traders Cove and North Westside with a maximum load of 250 kilograms, 10 bags or one pick-up truck load.
See the Regional District Regional Yard Waste Program for more informationhttps://www.regionaldistrict.com/your-services/waste-reduction-office/yard-waste.aspxopen_in_new

I have spotted debris in the middle of the lake, should I report it?

Is there a charge at the landfill for woody debris?

There is no charge for the disposal of yard waste totaling less than 250 kgs.
Yard trimmings include grass clippings, leaves, hedge clippings, flowers, vegetable stalks, fruit and vegetable waste and twigs less than 5 cm in circumference. Loads over 250 kgs are assessed at $40.00 per metric tonne fee for disposal.
Prunings over 5 cm in circumference and less than 20 cm (8) in diameter, with or without leaves or needles attached, are charged at $10.00 per metric tonne.
Logs, limbs and branches greater than 20 cm in diameter are accepted at $10.00 per metric tonne. Logs, limbs and branches must be cut to a maximum length of 4 feet. (No rocks or soil.)
Stumps cut at ground level, with rocks and soil removed from roots are accepted at $65.00 per metric tonne.
Mixed loads will be charged based upon the highest cost material in the load and assessed at an extra $50.00 per metric tonne handling/sorting fee.
SeetheGlenmore Regional Landfillopen_in_newfor further information.