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There will now be designated disposal bins at the Fort St. John, Chetwynd and Bessborough landfills, specifically for invasive plants. This will ensure they are disposed of properly and cannot spread. For instance, species like knapweed need to be incinerated for 20 minutes at 220 degrees for its seeds to be destroyed.

Previously, PRRD residents disposed of their invasive plants along with the rest of their solid waste, and paid the same tipping fees to do so.

In order to take advantage of the new sorting system, plants must be bagged in clear, heavy duty bags, to ensure there is no spread between your garden and the landfill. The bins will likely stay at the landfills until October, during which time clear garbage bags will be available at the landfill sites as well as PRRD offices.

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