Refuse and Dumping

Dumping garbage and debris in non-designated area(s) can create a health and safety hazard. Plus, it is unsightly. Help maintain a safe and attractive environment for everyone – don’t dump waste on public or private property.

As stated in the Refuse and Dumping By-law it is illegal to dump waste (e.g. household and business trash, construction materials, old tires, etc.) on public or private property.

Common dumped items:

  • Household garbage
  • Business trash
  • Construction and demolition material(s)
  • Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Car parts and tires
  • Landscaping and yard waste
  • Chemical and medical waste

Call right away

If you witness dumping, call 3-1-1 immediately. Catching the person(s) doing the dumping in the act greatly increases the City’s ability to prosecute the offenders.

It is especially important to call immediately if someone is dumping waste into a sewer. This will allow Enforcement to get to the scene before the materials are washed away into our public waterways.

When you call to report dumping, your witness statement should include all relevant details such as:

  • Time
  • Location
  • Vehicle description and licence plate number
  • Description of the person doing the dumping, and if possible, a photo of the person

A Witness Statement form can be downloaded from the City’s website at www.brampton.ca/bylaws. If charges are laid as a result of information received in a witness statement, the witness may be required to attend when the case goes to court. Where there is more than one witness, each witness should maintain their own notes and fill out their own Witness Statement form.​​​​​​

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Contact By-law Enforcement

By-law Enforcement, Property Standards and Licensing Divisions
  • Flower City Community Campus
  • 8850 McLaughlin Road South, Unit 2
  • Brampton, ON L6Y 5T1
  • Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Phone: Dial 3-1-1 (within City limits)
  • 905.874.2000 (outside City limits)
  • 905.874.2130 (Teletypewriter or Text Telephone)