The Thompson Nicola Regional District announced that the tipping fees at the Lower Nicola Eco Depot will be waived until May 31.

In a TNRD press release posted online on Friday, April 22, the organization announced that Emergency Management BC has provided further funding to extend the waived tipping fees at the Lower Nicola Eco Depot. This service is provided so that residents are able to save money from dumping waste and debris brought on by the flood.

TNRD advised residents to access the landfill as soon as possible in order to avoid longer wait times caused by the processing of declaration forms. TNRD also advised residents to keep their receipts and take photos of the debris for reference with their insurance provider and/or the Disaster Financial Assistance.

Residents who have already paid tipping fees for dumping flood debris previously can fill out a form to get reimbursement.

TNRD also announced that it is also arranging a flood debris cleanup in Brookmere on Monday, April 25.

Shortly after TNRD put out its press release, the City of Merritt has announced on its official Facebook page that the free curbside pickup service for flood debris has also been extended to May 23.

The TNRD and the City of Merritt began the flood debris removal program back in November. The project has been funded by EMBC and was originally expected to end on April 30.

For more information on the flood debris services please visit https://www.tnrd.ca/services/emergency-services/2021-floods/flood-debris-management-information/