Illegal DumpingILLEGAL DUMPING is a continual challenge for our region. In our communities and rural areas we have chronic illegal dumping sites, where everything from refrigerators to tires are discarded.
Most commonly, these items area dumped along roadsides, and in ditches and fields, wooded areas and remote sites.
Besides the cost of cleanup, illegal dumping also poses a threat to both the environment and public health and safety. Illegally-dumped hazardous material can seep into the ground and eventually into water sources or can go directly into streams and lakes. Dumping sites can become breeding grounds for insects and rodents. And, they diminish the beauty of life near these areas. In our region, bears can develop a taste for human-discarded garbage and become a nuisance, which can result in the bears being killed when they start foraging in people's yards looking for trash.
To report illegal dumping:
Conservation Officer Service: Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP)
Dial Toll Free 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP)
Cellular Dial #7277
or report violators online at www.env.gov.bc.ca