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Protecting Our Environment

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Protecting Our Students
August 20, 2017
 

Protecting Our Environment



T he Niagara Region along with each local municipality are working together to tackle the issue of illegal dumping. Illegal dumping is the disposing of materials on public roads, ditches, public property, rural areas, vacant lots and in public litter receptacles.

The Niagara Region offers a REWARD of up to $200 to the report that leads to a conviction!

And $50 will be given to the person whose report results in an act of compliance!

Commonly dumped items include tires, mattresses, furniture, household garbage, appliances and yard waste.

If you feel that a crime is being committed towards the environment, CALL / TEXT or SUBMIT a TIP anonymously


Crime Stoppers will now receive anonymous tips related to illegal dumping in the region using its anonymous reporting system. Call 1-800-222-TIPS; or texting your tip to "CRIMES" / "274637".
 

Protecting the Environment has never been more easy

Residents are encouraged to report illegal dumping that is taking place or report materials found after they have been illegally dumped. Residents who report illegal dumping are eligible for a reward of up to $200.




Illegal Dumping is a CRIME

See It / Report It:

Illegal dumping is the disposing of material in non-designated areas, such as public roads, ditches, public property, rural areas, vacant lots and in public litter receptacles. It is a crime.

We're working with all 12 local municipalities to address illegal dumping.

Rewards for Reporting

$50 will be given to any person whose report of illegal dumping results in an act of compliance i.e. the person who was reported illegal dumping, returned to the site and removed the dumped materials

$200 will be rewarded to any person whose report of illegal dumping leads to a conviction

 

Protecting Our Environment


Ilegal dumping cost municipalities thousands of dollars every year, but the Niagara region is hoping to curb the growing problem. It’s teaming up with Crime Stoppers, the first to do so in Ontario, to encourage more people to report illegal dumping. Niagara’s Waste Management services received 589 calls for illegal dumping last year, that’s up just over 10%. It cost them $40 000 last year to clean up. Popular spots include the Welland Canal, ditches and rural fields and many of the items people throw out the region accepts during regular weekly pickup. Items like propane tanks can be dropped off at transfer stations free of charge, construction debris like shingles and pipes can be dropped off at the region’s landfill. The region already has a reward system for people to report illegal dumping. “If an offender is caught, it is a $50 reward for the reporting individual.” Alan Caslin, Niagara region. And if they are convicted it’s a $200 dollar reward. It hopes the anonymous reporting system with Crime Stoppers will encourage more people to call. Anyone found guilty of illegally dumping could be fined $500 to as much as $10 000. If you have any information to help us solve a crime, please call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) Your identity will remain anonymous!

If you have any information to help us solve a crime, please call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) Your identity will remain anonymous!

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