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Regional District of North Okanagan - Sandbag Disposal and Reuse

Posted Friday, June 23, 2017

The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) wishes to inform residents and business owners that there are several options to dispose of the sandbags used during the 2017 flooding event once the threat of flood is over. Some sandbags may be considered slightly contaminated with either flood water, spills or unknown sand source, therefore disposal at an approved location or regional landfill is the best choice. Alternatively, if the sandbags have not been exposed to flood water and the source of the sand is known to be uncontaminated, the bags could be emptied onto your private property well away from water bodies, parks, public land and environmentally sensitive ecosystems.