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Illegal Dumping in Niagara

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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.

See the options below to report acts of illegal dumping.

Report online Call 1-800-594-5542 Crime Stoppers

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

Rewards for Reporting

Amount Details / Conditions
$50 Given to any person whose report of illegal dumping results in an act of compliance, i.e. the person who was reported illegally dumping, returned to the site and removed the dumped materials
$200 Given to any person whose report of illegal dumping leads to a conviction

Charges and Fines

Any resident found guilty of illegally dumping could be fined $750 or more under Niagara Region's Waste Management By-law.

What to look for

Items that are usually illegally dumped include:

  • Household garbage
  • Construction and demolition materials (such as shingles or scrap metal)
  • Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Tires
  • Landscaping and yard waste
  • Chemical and medical waste (such as paint or oil)

Learn more about how to properly dispose of these items.

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