Call our direct line at 1 800 222 TIPS (8477). You will be assigned a special code number (PIN) which you will identify yourself with in all future dealings with Crime Stoppers. Your call will not be traced nor recorded. CRIME STOPPERS DOES NOT SUBSCRIBE TO CALL DISPLAY. You cannot be called to testify in court as no one will know who you are – not even Crime Stoppers.
Illegal Dumping Is A Crime
The 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.
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 or SUBMIT a TIP anonymously
See It – Report It
We are working with all 12 local municipalities to address illegal dumping.
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.
WORKING WITH THE REGION
Illegal 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.
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!