We all know where waste doesn't belong. Find out where it does.
Deliberately abandoning household items on public or private property is considered illegal dumping.
Illegal dumping could be a desk left in a laneway, a mattress placed behind an apartment building or bags of garbage dropped next to a public bin.
Illegal dumping costs taxpayers millions of dollars each year to clean up and sends a message that our neighbourhoods are suitable spots for dumping.
There are options to properly dispose of unwanted items and waste. In some cases your municipality may pick it up for you, and there are many locations to donate or recycle most items.
Metro Vancouver is a federation of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation, and its members operate waste disposal programs. Some also offer additional collection services, such as large-item pick up.