A court recently fined a neighbour whose invasive species (bamboo) had encroached onto their side of the property line. After trying to work with their neighbour by constructing a preventative barrier they ended up going to court and the opposing neighbour was ordered to pay $2,000 in fines. See full news article here: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-couple-ordered-to-pay-neighbour-2k-over-encroaching-bamboo-1.5983638
If you’re trying to get rid of your bamboo reminder you can bring it to the Salish Soils Green Waste Depot in Sechelt, the Gibsons Green Waste Depot, or the Pender Harbour Transfer Station.
Unsure what the other common invasive species are on the Sunshine Coast? Here’s is a list. Green checkmarks indicate the species that are able to be dropped off at locations across the Sunshine Coast. Invasive species that aren’t accepted at green waste facilities are accepted in black garbage bags at the landfill.
To learn more information on invasive species you can visit the Invasive Species Council BC website https://bcinvasives.ca/play-your-part/plantwise/