Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping is the disposing of waste in non-designated areas. This is commonly found in rural areas, vacant lots and along the roadside. Most illegal dumping is done to avoid either fees at recycling centres or the time and effort required for proper disposal.


Items illegally dumped include:
  • household garbage
  • business trash
  • construction and demolition materials
  • appliances
  • furniture
  • tires
  • landscaping and yard waste
  • chemical and medical waste

The questions below will provide you with guidance regarding who to contact to report illegal dumping and
other garbage-related complaints.