DAWSON CREEK, B.C – The Peace River Regional District is making sure there are no excuses for residents to start their spring cleaning.

Fees are being waived at PRRD landfills and waste transfer stations from May 31st to June 13th for residents disposing of waste around their property.

“The Spring Clean-up event gives residents a financial incentive to clean up your property. You still have to cut it and rake it and shovel it and haul it to us, but once you do that, it’s free to leave it with us,” says PRRD board chair Brad Sperling.

Waste that will be accepted includes tree clippings, leaves, grass, appliances, concrete, wood waste, demolition waste, tires, and scrap metal.

Bulk waste bins will be provided for rural residents’ yard clean-up, says the district.

“For residents who live in areas where forest lands meet their properties, the Spring Clean-up is an incentive to remove excess materials on their properties, which is important with springtime temperatures rising and wildfire season approaching. Residents can reduce the risk to their properties by landscaping green spaces and removing excess materials,” says the district in a statement Tuesday.

A list of hours and locations for landfill and waste transfer stations is on the PRRD’s website.