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Illegal dumping and littering

August 28 2017

The Town of Dalhousie is very concerned about illegal dumping on town and private properties. Construction material, tires, and other unwanted waste are not to be disposed of near the marina, behind the fire station, on Sunset Drive or any other property. Such waste can be disposed of at the Restigouche Transfer Station in Campbellton (789-2111) and LCL Excavation in Charlo (684-3453). Recycling items can be disposed of at Blue Recycling Containers in the area.

Illegal dumping is harmful to the environment, costs taxpayers money, and sends a message that illegal activity is tolerated in our neighbourhoods.

Provincial laws provide fines and or jail time for this crime. Any person(s) caught and charged with illegal dumping are subject to a fine of $500.00. The fines can go up to as much as $50,000.00 for individuals. Any company(s) caught performing this crime can be charged with fines ranging from $1,000.00 to $1 million dollars.

Help us keep our community clean and safe by properly reporting all incidents of abandoned garbage or witnessing illegal dumping. We all need to take illegal dumping seriously.

How do you report an illegal dump site or someone illegally dumping waste?
Reporting a person or persons dumping waste illegally:
Record the date, time, and location when the incident occurred. Document an accurate description of the violator(s) and of the vehicle that was used, along with the vehicle’s license plate number, write the items that were disposed of and take pictures.

Reporting an unknown illegal dump site:
Record the date and time; take GPS coordinates and pictures. The information documented should then be compiled and reported to either of the following:

Contact the New Brunswick Crime Stoppers hotline at: 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS) or online at http://www.crimenb.ca/
Contact your local Department of Environment at 1-800-565-1633.
Email: elg/egl-info@gnb.ca
 

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