Woodstove Exchange Program 2017 - 2018

The RDCK is pleased to announce that the Woodstove Exchange Rebate Program will continue through 2017-2018!  The program offers residents of the RDCK and local municipalities up to a $500 incentive to replace their old, inefficient woodstove with a new, cleaner-burning heating appliance.  The Woodstove Exchange Program is a partnership with the Province of BC, the BC Lung Association, the RDCK, and local RDCK municipalities.

Check out the Woodstove Exchange Program brochure for more information.

Find the application form here: Woodstove Exchange Application Form.  Full, complete applications will be considered for grants on a first come first serve basis. Grant quantities are limited.

Remember to include a photograph of your old wood stove installed before its removal and a photo of your new heating appliance once it is in place.

Product Eligibility

For more information on the products that are eligible for the rebate, visit the Province of BC's Provincial Woodstove Exchange Program website

Burn It Smart

By following some simple guidelines, you can save money and help keep your community healthy.  Efficient wood burning can reduce smoke by 70 percent and cut your firewood needs by one third.

Top 5 Burn It Smart Tips:

  1. Use properly seasoned wood
  2. Never let your fire smolder
  3. Use a high efficiency, certified wood stove
  4. Have a certified technician maintain your stove and chimney regularly
  5. Never burn anything other than firewood and a small amount of newspaper

For more information on how to burn wood safely and efficiently, read the 'Burn It Smart' brochure. For more information on why wood smoke is a persistent health concern, visit the BC Lung Association's website.

The content on this page was last updated June 7 2018 at 2:43 PM