Monday, April 29, 2019
File Number: 
2019-13

PITT MEADOWS, BC – The City is launching a new campaign to raise awareness and encourage residents to report illegal dumping.

“Each year, illegal dumping costs the City over $30,000 in dumping fees alone. By properly disposing of unwanted items and reporting dumping, you can help to improve the quality of life for everyone in our community” said Mayor Bill Dingwall.

Pitt Meadows is known as the Natural Place - surrounded by pristine rivers, snow-capped mountains and natural spaces that are home to stunning wildlife. Imagine riding your bike down a trail or paddling your canoe along the lake and encountering a pile of garbage? When waste is illegally dumped in our community, it hurts us all.  

If you see someone dump it, report it immediately! There are three easy ways: phone 604.465.5454, email info@pittmeadows.ca, or online pittmeadows.ca/reportdumping. Those caught dumping 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 Maple Ridge Transfer Centre or Ridge Meadows Recycling, upcycled using sites like Craigslist, or donated to a charity.

Let’s work together to keep Pitt Meadows clean, safe, and beautiful. Please follow our social media channels and help spread the word. Learn more at pittmeadows.ca/illegaldumping.

Quick Facts

  • Each year, illegal dumping costs the City over $30,000 in dumping fees alone.
  • In 2018 the City responded to 116 incidences of illegal dumping on public land.
  • Regionally, illegal dumping costs Metro Vancouver municipalities $5 million per year.

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For more information please contact:
Carolyn Baldridge,
Manager of Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows
cbaldridge@pittmeadows.ca
p. 604.460.6704

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