Illegal dumping is a long-standing concern in the Regional District of Nanaimo. In 2016, over 35 tonnes of illegally dumped material was recovered and disposed of appropriately. Illegally dumped material can have serious effects on the environment, wildlife habitat and the ability of others to use and enjoy outdoor recreational areas.
Illegal dumping includes but is not limited to:
When you witness illegal dumping in the Regional District of Nanaimo (outside the municipalities of Nanaimo, Parksville, Town of Qualicum and Lantzville) report it to Solid Waste Services by calling (250) 390-6560 or 1-877-607-4111 (toll-free). You can also leave an anonymous tip with Nanaimo and District Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit the website to leave a secure tip at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.
When you witness an environmental violations in progress anywhere in BC call the Provincial Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) line at 1-877-952-7277 to report illegal waste disposal anywhere in BC.
What to Record: