Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Are commercial window washing, commercial car washes, and commercial pressure washing affected by lawn sprinkling regulations?
  • Are paper muffin liners accepted in the Green Can? What if the muffin liners are 100% recycled paper, with no wax and meant to be composted?
  • Are the sidewalks being improved?
  • Are there any courses that Delta Fire & Emergency Services can recommend to better my chances of being selected?
  • Between what hours is construction or demolition work permitted?
  • Can I arrange to be notified when new postings are put on our Career Portal?
  • Can I put broken glass bottles and jars in the Blue Box or Mixed Containers toter?
  • Can I put food waste in my Green Can without yard trimmings?
  • Can I recycle beverage containers in the Blue Box or Mixed Containers toter?
  • Can I recycle Styrofoam (polystyrene)?
  • Can I update my qualifications after I submit my application?
  • Can I volunteer with The Corporation of Delta?
  • Can I wash my car or use a pressure washer during lawn sprinkling regulations?
  • Can I water my gardens and plants?
  • Can interested persons visit a Fire Hall or ride along with a fire crew to learn more about the job?
  • Can more than one person use the same email address to apply?
  • Can my children play in the sprinkler during lawn sprinkling regulations?
  • Can we line our curbside Green Can with brown yard bags?
  • Can we put dryer lint in the Green Can? How about hair (human and/or cat) from hairbrushes?
  • Do I have to take any tests as part of the recruitment process?
  • Do I need a Tree Cutting Permit if only removing one mature tree from my residence?
  • Do I need any other permits or approvals if I am depositing or removing soil?
  • Do I need to attach all of my supporting documentation when I submit my online application?
  • Do I need to notify anyone if I am planning to deposit or remove soil?
  • Do I receive a tax receipt for my park asset contribution?
  • Do I require a Driver’s Abstract?
  • Do I require a soil deposit or removal permit for building construction?
  • Do I require previous firefighting experience or training prior to applying?
  • Do sprinkling regulations apply to soaker hoses and in-ground sprinkler systems?
  • Do you accept out of province applicants?
  • Do you recommend I put all of my food items in the Green Can?
  • Does Delta accept general (unsolicited) applications?
  • Does Delta Fire & Emergency Services prefer a candidate receive their NFPA Levels 1 and 2 training from a particular fire academy?
  • Does The Corporation of Delta hire seasonal workers?
  • Does The Corporation of Delta require potential candidates to go through a criminal record search?
  • How are bones and meat composted?
  • How can I determine if I have a medical condition as it relates to the job of firefighter? If I have a specific question relating to medical suitability how do I get it answered?
  • How can I find out about the status of the position I applied for?
  • How can I print more than eight records in DeltaMap?
  • How can I tell if a posting has been filled?
  • How can I withdraw my application from a posting?
  • How do I apply for a position with The Corporation of Delta?
  • How do I apply for the Delta Police Department?
  • How do I apply to be a firefighter with Delta Fire & Emergency Services?
  • How do I configure the mouse pointer to allow it to pan through the map area (in DeltaMap) using the wheel on the mouse?
  • How do I get a permit for Soil Deposit/Removal in Non-Agricultural Areas?
  • How do I get a soil deposit or removal permit for Agricultural Areas?
  • How do I get started with the Park Asset Donation Program?
  • How do I go about reporting a neighbour that continues to play loud music late at night?
  • How do I know that you got my application for a posting?
  • How do I renew my dog licence?
  • How do I report a lawn sprinkling violation?
  • How do I set an exact scale in a particular area in DeltaMap?
  • How do I slide, minimize or move the TASK PANEL (left side window) in DeltaMap?
  • How do I update the information on my applicant profile?
  • How long do you expect the recruitment process to take?
  • How long will my application be kept on file?
  • How many firefighters does Delta Fire & Emergency Services plan to hire?
  • How much does a Soil Deposit/Removal permit cost?
  • How to Create a Property Detail Report
  • How to Draw on Map
  • How to Export Records to Microsoft Excel
  • How to Measure
  • How to Print/Save a Map
  • How to Search
  • How to use Google Maps Street View within DeltaMap
  • How to View Topology
  • How to View Zoning Information
  • How will I know if I have been shortlisted?
  • How will my Bylaw complaint be followed-up and will my identity be given out?
  • I do not have a copy of my high school transcript (or equivalency). What will you accept as a suitable replacement?
  • I do not live in British Columbia. How can I determine if my driver’s licence and/or demerit points meet your driver’s licence qualifications?
  • I have an ongoing problem with a barking dog in my neighbourhood. Who should I contact?
  • I have more than two containers of garbage. What do I do?
  • I need sand for my horse paddocks - do I need a permit?
  • If I am interested in several positions with The Corporation of Delta, do I need to submit an application for each posting?
  • If I am unable to make the scheduled date for the written test, can I schedule another time?
  • If I have a college diploma or university degree do I still need to submit my high school transcript?
  • If I have only partially completed, or have just registered for any of my licences or certifications, can I still apply?
  • If my dog stays at home or never goes outside of my yard, do I still need to purchase a licence?
  • Is my dog required to be on a leash?
  • Is the parking layout being changed along Delta Street?
  • Is there a quick way to expand/collapse map layers (in the legend) view in DeltaMap?
  • Is there a smaller tag for small dogs?
  • Now that the Green Can program is in place, is the plan to eventually reduce the weekly pick up of regular garbage to a less frequent schedule?
  • Should I expect a warning the first time I am caught without a dog licence?
  • Tips for a healthy, pesticide-free lawn
  • What are some natural pesticide alternatives?
  • What are the benefits of this project to merchants?
  • What are the benefits of this project to pedestrians?
  • What are the different stages of Lawn Sprinkling Regulations?
  • What are the qualifications needed to be a firefighter with Delta?
  • What area will be affected?
  • What can I contribute to the Park Asset Donation Program?
  • What can I do about odours and pests around my Green Can?
  • What can I use to line my kitchen container or Green Can?
  • What do I do if I find deceased wildlife or domestic animals on public streets or highways?
  • What do I do if I find injured or orphaned wildlife?
  • What do I do if my garbage, recycling, yard trimmings, or Green Can wasn't picked up on my collection day?
  • What do I do with extra yard trimmings?
  • What do I need to bring with me to my interview?
  • What do I need to provide to show proof that I have the 30 post secondary credit requirement?
  • What do you accept as a suitable Commercial Driver’s Licence?
  • What does the Soil Deposit/Removal permit include?
  • What does the Soil Deposit/Removal permit require me to do?
  • What happens if I don't purchase a licence for my dog?
  • What happens to my personal information?
  • What happens to the Green Can material after it's collected?
  • What happens when someone contravenes the Delta Soil Conservation and Protection Bylaw?
  • What if I don't have an email address?
  • What if I forget my username or password?
  • What if I have a criminal record and want to apply to The Corporation of Delta for work?
  • What if I have an unestablished (new) lawn that needs extra watering during lawn sprinkling regulations?
  • What if I want to construct a new farm access road?
  • What information will I be asked to provide?
  • What is a cosmetic pesticide?
  • What is a pest?
  • What is a pesticide?
  • What is contamination?
  • What is the construction schedule and duration?
  • What is the definition of 'soil' for Agricultural Areas?
  • What is the definition of 'soil' for Non-Agricultural Areas?
  • What is the fine if I am caught with my dog off-leash outside an off-leash dog area?
  • What is the purpose of the Soil Conservation and Protection Bylaw?
  • What is the scope of work?
  • What pesticides are prohibited?
  • What should I do if I lose my pet's licence?
  • What should I submit with my application?
  • What tree species will be planted along Delta Street and how long will it take for the new trees to establish a canopy similar to the existing trees along Delta Street?
  • What will I receive in recognition of my contribution to the Park Asset Donation Program?
  • When a dog defecates, is the owner required to remove the feces?
  • When can I apply to contribute a gift?
  • When do I require a dog licence and what are the fees?
  • When is a Soil Deposit/Removal permit not required?
  • When is a Soil Deposit/Removal permit required? (Agricultural Areas)
  • When is a Soil Deposit/Removal permit required? (Non-Agricultural Areas)
  • When is my yard trimmings collection day?
  • Where can I drop off yard trimmings?
  • Where can I get a dog licence?
  • Where can I get more information on Soil Deposit in Agricultural Areas?
  • Where do I get a Green Can?
  • Where do I get a Kitchen Container?
  • Where do I get Green Can and/or Yard Trimmings stickers?
  • Where will my park asset contribution be placed?
  • Who can participate in the Green Can program?
  • Who enforces the sprinkling regulations?
  • Who is required to maintain a municipal boulevard?
  • Who is required to post Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Warning signs?
  • Who will install and maintain my gift to the Park Asset Contribution Program?
  • Why are parks and sports fields watered more frequently?
  • Why are there some exemptions, such as golf courses and turf farms?
  • Why are trees being removed on Delta Street?
  • Why can’t I measure a distance properly in DeltaMap?
  • Why can't we recycle light bulbs, windowpanes or Pyrex with glass bottles and jars in the Blue Box or Mixed Containers toter?
  • Why do we need to conserve water in Delta?
  • Why should I use the Green Can Program to recycle my food waste?
  • Will I be notified as to the status of my application? How often should I expect to hear from recruitment personnel?
  • Will my lawn die without daily watering?
  • With the Green Can Program in place should I continue composting?
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