Prrrdy Says...Secure Your Load

Prrrdy Says...Secure Your Load

The Peace River Regional Districts requires that all loads coming into District Transfer Stations be properly secured.  What is an unsecured load?  According to By-law No. 2065,, 2013, an unsecured load is a shipment of solid waste in or on a vehicle that is not covered with a tarp, inside an enclosed vehicle, or otherwise secured or tied down by safety chains or other fastening devices in a manner that will prevent materials from leaking, spilling, escaping, falling from, falling through or being blown off otherwise dislodged from or deposited outside the vehicle while the vehicle is in motion.  To simplify this a bit, if you have solid waste in trash bags that are not covered with a tarp, inside an enclosed vehicle or otherwise secured down is an unsecured load.  The result of that unsecured load will cost you double you tipping fees.

These are some items you can use to secure your load:
• Cargo Netting
• Tarps
• Straps/Ropes/Safety Chains
• Enclosed Vehicles (Canopy)

If you still aren’t sure if you have your load secured, ask yourself these questions:
• Is there any chance of debris or cargo falling or blowing out of my vehicle?
• Is my load secured at the back, sides and top?
• What would happen to my load if I had to brake suddenly, hit a bump, or another vehicle hit mine?
• Would I want my loaded vehicle driving through my neighbourhood?
• Would I feel safe driving behind my vehicle?

We have one last thing to consider; when dealing with unsecured loads, it is the judgment of the attendant at the transfer station that makes the final decision as to whether your load is secure or not.