New City Rebate to Scrap Your Old Wood Stove
The City of Kamloops is launching a new rebate program to complement the successful Wood Stove & Fireplace Exchange Program (WSEP) it has delivered since 2018. The new Wood Stove Scrap-It Program offers a $200 rebate to home owners who remove and recycle an eligible wood-burning appliance and do not want to replace it.
The WSEP program—now in its third year—offers a rebate of up to $800, plus a $300 FortisBC rebate for gas appliances, to homeowners who remove and replace an eligible wood-burning appliance with a new, lower-emission one.
“These programs encourage residents to decommission older, non-EPA-certified wood‑burning appliances as they emit more particulates than newer alternatives, which in turn will help minimize harmful emissions from entering our airshed,” said Sherry Boateng, the City’s Sustainability Program Coordinator.
The program operates in partnership with the BC Lung Association and the provincial government, and they support the Kamloops Airshed Management Plan’s goal of protecting our air quality.
The program also features “Safe & Efficient Wood Burning” information for households that do burn wood for heat. The information encourages residents to use clean, dry, seasoned wood or pellets in an EPA-certified appliance as it produces up to 70% fewer particulate emissions and can be up to 30% more efficient.
To take advantage of the WSEP program, residents with a wood stove or fireplace are encouraged to visit one of Kamloops’ three authorized program retailers—The Fireplace Centre, The Fireplace Gallery, or Johnson Walsh—for guidance on program eligibility and to receive a rebate application form.
The Wood Stove Scrap-It Program is administered by the City. Preregistration is available online at Kamloops.ca/WoodStove and is required to determine program eligibility.
For full details on both programs visit, Kamloops.ca/WoodStove.
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