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 We have 5 grants still available as of January 20 2019
Grants are $250 to exchange an old Wood stove for an EPA Wood stove.
New for 2018 - receive up to $400 to exchange a Wood burning appliance for a Pellet, Propane, LP Gas or Electric Heat Pump.


RDKB Woodstove Exchange Program     2018 - 2019

         Program Coordinator for RDKB John Vere  toll free 1-866-992-9663

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How to receive your $250* Rebate

Step 1- Submit a Picture of Old Appliance. You must have an older wood burning appliance that you are willing to remove and scrap for metal recycling. Site built masonry fireplaces do not qualify unless they have a door and have been used for heating. You can exchange more than one appliance from your home, workshop or cabin. You do not need to be the property owner.

Step 2- Acquire a Tracking Form    by clicking this link or use sidebar button.

Make sure you clearly fill in all the information.

Please include your actual RDKB location. Do you live in a rural area? If your not sure what Area you live in refer to map below or contact the RDKB.  There may be extra top up grant money available for your Area or city so it is important to make this clear. 

Rural areas include- Grand Forks= Area D,   Rossland/Trail = Area B,   Fruitvale/ Montrose = Area A  etc.

 Step 3- You must provide proof of disposal of the old appliance

by taking it to a landfill or scrap metal yard. There is no tipping fee for exchange clients at RDKB landfills. Please ask them to sign a receipt.  

 Step 4- Submit a copy of the invoice of the new appliance to coordinator. We do not require any other invoices or documents such as for parts, labour and inspection. The invoice must show it was paid in full, taxes and model #.

Purchase a qualifying appliance. To qualify the appliance must be new.

A wood fuel appliance -must be an EPA/ CSA B415-1 approved wood stove, furnace or fireplace insert.

Or a Pellet stove, furnace or insert   NEW- $ 400 grant

Or a LP/ Propane Gas stove or fireplace insert.   NEW - $400 Grant

 Gas furnaces and electrical appliances do not qualify.  

 NEW- Electric Heat Pumps now qualify for the $400 grant

Step 5- Submit a picture of the new appliance installed.

Step 6- Submit documents to coordinators office. It is your responsibility to make sure these documents are correct and delivered on time. The retailer or WETT installer can assist you but it is not up to them to submit. They may offer this as customer service only.  

 Notes: You can install the appliance yourself but you must comply with all local, provincial and national building codes and regulations. We recommend you contact a WETT certified technician for assistance. Your retailer will recommend a technician.

You are  required to notify your insurance company of the changes made to your heating system. Some systems will result in a reduction of insurance fee’s so this is recommended.


To qualify for the exchange grant we will require a minimum of two pictures.

1.     Of  old appliance installed in your home, cabin or out building.

2.    Of the new appliance in the same setting.

In some situations pictures of the manufacture plates may be required to verify both old and new appliances do qualify.

Please submit a digital image via E-mail to

 Or text me  250-442-9519  please include your full name in the message.

If you need help with E-mailing photos I can send you instructions.

 You can also submit photo prints via Canada Post to:

      John Vere

 7400 Danshin Village Road

 Grand Forks BC V0H 1H5

If you hire a WETT certified installer they will often take the pictures for you.

 Special circumstances: You will need to contact John Vere the coordinator for approval if:

·        The new appliance is to be installed in a different location.

·        The old appliance has been removed but still in your possession.

·         You have already purchased a new appliance.

·        The value of the new appliance is less than grant amount.

·        The appliance is a fireplace, a fireplace insert or a wood furnace.

·        The appliance is an Antique wood stove.

·        The appliance is EPA approved but in pour condition.

·        You wish to purchase a second hand appliance (rarely approved). 


The intent of this program is to help British Columbian's live a better life with cleaner air and a warmer, safer home. New stoves produce up to 70% less particulate. They use less firewood saving you money and time. Cleaner chimneys and improved clearance to combustibles make them much safer to operate too. By exchanging your old appliance you are not only improving your own quality of life but that of everyone in your community. If you ever get a chance to see an old stove and a new one burning side by side you’ll see what we are talking about for yourself. Some folks believe that the old stoves if run hot enough do not pollute! What they don’t see is going up that chimney, the fine particulates and lot of wasted fuel energy. An old stove can produce as much pollution as 7 Diesel buses.

If you like I will send you further information and a links to Web sites that are related to Wood Heat, Burn it Smart, and other grant programs.


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