Woodstove Exchange Program

The RDCK is pleased to announce that the Woodstove Exchangeable Rebate Program will continue through 2019!  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 detailed information.

Find the application form here:  Woodstove Exchange Application form.

Only complete applications will be considered for grants - on a first come first serve basis.  Grant quantities are limited.

The aforementioned personal information is collected pursuant to Section 26 of the Freedom of Information and the Protection of Privacy Act.  This information will be used for the purpose of evaluating eligibility for the Woodstove Exchange Program only.  Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to the Privacy Officer at 250-352-8168, mmorrison@rdck.bc.ca, or RDCK Privacy Officer, Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC, V1L 5R4.

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 woodstove
  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 Associations' website.

The content on this page was last updated February 8 2019 at 2:56 PM