Metro Vancouver is reminding residents in the region, including those in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, to be cautious with their garbage.
All refuse that is on fire, smoldering, flammable, or explosive is banned.
After three recent fires at the North Short transfer station, they're asking people to be extra vigilant, by not placing materials that might start a fire in with the garbage.
These materials include barbecue briquettes and ashes not thoroughly doused with water, cigarettes or ashtray waste that has not been extinguished, solvents and flammable liquids that might easily ignite, and pressurized gas canisters.
"Fire risk remains elevated throughout the region due to a hot summer and garbage is currently very dry and easily ignited," said Metro Vancouver communications officer Greg Valou.
To find places to safely dispose of hazardous waste, people can visit www. MetroVancouverRecycles.org.