Let's work together to keep Pitt Meadows Beautiful!
When waste is illegally dumped in our community, it hurts us all. It’s an eyesore and a health, safety and environmental hazard for our community. Each year, the City of Pitt Meadows spends over $30,000 in dumping fees alone.
Deliberately abandoning waste on public or private property, such as such as garbage, mattresses, furniture, appliances, construction materials and tires is considered illegal dumping.
Pitt Meadows is known as the Natural Place - surrounded by elegant rivers, snow-capped mountains and natural spaces that are home to stunning wildlife. Imagine riding your bike down a trail or paddling in your canoe along the lake and encountering a pile of garbage?
If you see someone dump it, report it immediately! There are three easy ways to report illegal dumping:
Offenders may be subject to fines.
There is no excuse for illegal dumping. Most materials can be disposed of for free or for minimal cost through available curbside programs or delivered to the Langley or Maple Ridge Transfer Centre or Ridge Meadows Recycling, upcycled using sites like Craigslist, or donate to a charity.
Pitt Meadows is a beautiful community, surrounded by rivers, mountains and natural spaces. Stopping illegal dumping is a community effort. Let’s work together to keep Pitt Meadows clean, safe, and beautiful.
Helpful links and information:
- Large item pick up: Ridge Meadows Recycling provides a fee-for-pickup service and will pick up any large, recyclable item(s) within the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows area, including mattresses, fridges, freezers, stoves, furnaces, hot water tanks, barbeques, washers, dryers, TVs, computers, dishwashers, and other large appliances or electronics.
- Mattresses and other furniture items can also be picked up and recycled through Canadian Mattress Recycling for a fee. Disposal: Langley or Maple Ridge Transfer Centre
- Click here for Drywall Disposal Information. Once the drywall is placed is doubled bagged in the clear gypsum program pages, it can be dropped off at either Maple Ridge transfer station or at New West Gypsum Recycling. Pick is available through Green Coast Rubbish.
- TVs, computers, printers, small electronics appliances such as fans, vacuums, microwaves, foam packaging, cardboard, paint, batteries and more can be returned to the Pitt Meadows Bottle & Return-It Depot.
For information on where to dispose of items use the ‘waste wizard’ app or visit recyclebc.ca.