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Dumping

Old tires that have been illegally dumped

When someone deliberately dumps waste on public or private property without consent, they are dumping illegally. This practice is most common in out-of-the-way places like parks, back roads, and the river valley.

All waste, including natural materials like dirt and yard clippings, must be disposed of properly. Dumping even natural materials in parks and green spaces is illegal and can harm the environment.

Reporting your concerns

If you witness someone dumping illegally, write down as much information as you can including:

  • Licence plate number
  • Description of the vehicle
  • Description of the people
  • Description of the items being dumped
  • Time the incident happened
  • Location the incident happened

If you have a concern about illegal dumping but did not witness the incident:

  • Discuss the concern with the property owner
  • Record the address of the violation and a description of the problem if you can't resolve it directly with the property owner
  • Call 311
  • Provide your name, address, phone number, and the details of your concern in case your testimony is required in court

Responding to Your Complaint

After you call 311, the City takes these steps to help with your issue:

  1. A file is created specifying your concerns
  2. A Municipal Enforcement Officer (MEO) or Community Standards Peace Officer (CPO) opens an investigation
  3. The officer investigates your complaint within 4 business days
  4. The officer may issue a warning notice with directions to remedy the problem within a specified time frame or issue a bylaw ticket with a fine ranging from $250 to $10,000 depending on the circumstances
  5. The officer may issue an order, which allows the City to fix the problem and bill the property owner for the cost
  6. The City may contact you to appear as a witness, if the matter goes to court

Protecting your Privacy

The information you provide will be used to process your complaint, but your name and address will not be made available to anyone else. For more information on how the City protects your privacy visit Freedom of Information and Privacy.

For more information:

Current Planning Service Centre

Sustainable Development
5th floor, 10250 - 101 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 3P4

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday
8am to 4:30pm

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Fax 780-496-6054