Garbage dumping just got a lot harder at Kelowna’s Postill Lake Road.
The Okanagan Forest Task Force is dedicated to keeping the area clean, so much so that they have placed cameras along the road.
“All that information gets handed over to conservation and RCMP and charges and things will be followed up with them, we’re doing everything we can to have this stopped.” Says Kane Blake, the coordinator of the group.
The group was in the area on Saturday leading a public clean-up. This is the second time in three weeks the group has teamed up with the Regional Waste Reduction Office to fill up a 40 yard dumpster full of trash.
“Everywhere we go we get flat tires, we’re trampling over people’s garbage and this isn’t a landfill, this is our forest it’s beautiful and it should stay that way,” Blake said.
Among the garbage, they found 4,500 pounds of nails that were left behind from people burning pallets.
“You could pop a tire, you could stab your toes, you could have to get a shot at the hospital just because you stabbed your toe,” volunteer Chaz Rode said.
Kane is asking the public to respect Kelowna’s forests. “It’s laziness unfortunately, that’s what it is. There’s no excuse for it. If you can make it into the bush to bring your stuff, you can make it to the dump.”