Illegal dumping is a significant environmental issue that can have serious consequences for public health, safety, and the environment. The Niagara Region is taking this issue seriously and has partnered with all 12 local municipalities to address illegal dumping.
Illegal dumping involves the disposal of material in non-designated areas, such as 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. Illegal dumping can lead to pollution, property damage, and even pose a risk to public health and safety.
In addition to the physical damage caused by illegal dumping, it can also harm the local economy by reducing the appeal of the area to visitors and potential investors. The cleanup costs associated with illegal dumping can also be significant, diverting resources that could be better used elsewhere.
It’s important to report illegal dumping when you see it. By working together and reporting these incidents, we can help prevent illegal dumping and protect our community and environment for future generations.