Community Wood Smoke Reduction Program

The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) manages a region-wide Wood Smoke Reduction Program. The program is operated at a community level through grants provided by the provincial government.

The program's objective is to improve air quality in the region by lowering wood smoke emissions and to provide FVRD residents with information about cleaner and safer wood burning techniques.

Under this program FVRD residents are eligible to receive a $500 rebate for trading in their old uncertified wood-burning appliance for a new low-emission appliance, a $750 rebate for a pellet appliance, or a $1000 rebate for switching to an electric heat pump.

New wood-burning appliances are proven to burn 1/3 less wood, reduce emissions by up to 70%, and significantly reduce the risk of chimney fires.

For more information about the program, and to find out if your old wood burning appliance and your new replacement appliance qualify, visit the FVRD's Wood Smoke Reduction Program Website.

Get rid of that old wood stove - improve air quality and save money!