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Wood Debris Pickup

The SRD is offering FREE YARD WOOD DEBRIS PICK UP in the following communities, as part of the FireSmart Community Chipper program.

Regional District residents please FireSmart your home and property by bringing excess wood debris to the end of your driveways on the dates listed below.

Debris will be disposed of for free as part of the FireSmart Community Chipper program offered through the 2021 Community Resiliency Investment grant.
No sign-up is required but if you feel your driveway may be hard to locate then please let us know and we’ll put you on a special list.


  • No rocks, no nails, no roots & no treated lumber.
  • Ideally all the “butt ends” of branches are pointed the same way so they can be fed efficiently into the chipper.
  • Tree trimmings must be under 16 cms in diameter and 10 m length max.
  • No invasive species such as Scotch Broom, English Holly, Giant Hogweed and Knotweed.
  • The contractor reserves the right not to pickup any piles that they feel does not meet these rules.
  • Do not block traffic by piling debris on the road.
  • Any debris brought to the end of driveways after the start time may not be picked up.
  • Wood chips cannot be returned to residents as they are considered fuel under the FireSmart principles. The SRD requested a grant policy amendment to allow wood chips to be returned to residents, however this request was denied.

Starting at 9:00 am on the following dates:

  • May 31 – Electoral Area D between Jubilee Parkway and Oyster River
  • June 3 – Quadra Island
  • June 7 – Cortes Island, Electoral Area A and the rest of the Electoral Area D (McIvor Lake, Strathcona Lodge area).

Questions or comments, please contact:
Shaun Koopman – Strathcona Regional District
Protective Services Coordinator
250-830-6702 |