Keep our community Clean!
illegal Dumping Background
Like everywhere else in Canada and BC, illegal dumping is a concern on the Sunshine Coast. Dump sites can cause pollution, affect wildlife habitat and interfere with enjoying the outdoors.
Dumping waste such as garbage, hazardous waste and even green waste is illegal, with fines up to $1 million or six months in jail.
Report Illegal Dump Sites
To report an illegal dump site, please call the BC Conservation Service RAPP (Report All Poachers and Polluters) line:
- #7277 on the TELUS Mobility Network
- RAPP online reporting tool
STop Illegal Dumping Video
Watch the SCRD-AVICC Stop Illegal Dumping Video below to learn more about this issue.
KEEP OUR COMMUNITY CLEAN Initiatives
The SCRD is working to address illegal dumping by:
Supporting community clean ups of dump sites through the ongoing Good Samaritan Program and Backroad Trash Bash.
Working with local agencies to implement initiatives to prevent illegal dumping in the region.
- Collaborating with the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) on illegal dumping education and outreach.
GOOD SAMARITAN PROGRAM
Supporting Community Clean Ups 365 days a year!
The Good Samaritan Program pays the landfill tipping fees for materials collected from illegal dump sites cleaned up by volunteers. Pre-approval is required to have the disposal fees of a clean up funded by Good Samaritan. If you have found a dump site and would like to clean it up, contact the SCRD in advance at 604-885-6806 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.