Wood Stove Exchange Program
What is the wood stove exchange program?
The program encourages residents to exchange their old, non-EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) certified wood burning stove or insert for a low emissions appliance, including a new CSA/EPA certified wood stove/insert, or other qualifying appliance. New technology wood burning appliances are proven to burn 1/3 less wood, to reduce emissions by up to 70%, and significantly reduce the risk of chimney fires.
The program is operated at a community level through grants provided by the Province.
Program participants are eligible to receive a $250 rebate, providing that their old appliance has been rendered non-reusable and has been recycled at a scrap metal facility. Rebates are limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who can participate?
Residents living within the FVRD's Electoral Areas and member municipalities can participate.
Residents living outside of the FVRD who are replacing an old wood stove/insert on a property located within the FVRD may be able to participate. However, restrictions may apply, so please check with the Program Coordinator.
What appliances qualify?
Please review the list of appliances [PDF - 549 KB] that can be exchanged under the program, and appliances that can replace a non-EPA wood burning appliances.
How does the program work?
The Wood Stove Exchange Do-It-Yourself Kit [PDF - 1014 KB] explains how the Program works and what paperwork needs to be submitted to the Program Coordinator in order to be eligible for the rebate.
Where can I find a participating retailer?
There are 13 retailers [PDF - 497 KB] participating in the FVRD's Wood Stove Exchange Program. However, if you find a suitable appliance from a retailer who is not on this list, please contact the Program coordinator to find out how to proceed. If you would like to become a Participating Retailer, please contact the Program Coordinator.