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Abandoned garbage causes health and environmental risks, encourages more illegal dumping, and sends a message that illegal activity is okay in your neighbourhood.
When you dispose of items properly, and when you report illegal dumping, you help improve the quality of life in your neighbourhood.
If you have an item that is not collected by the City – like mattresses, large appliances, or furniture – you can:
Illegal dumping is harmful to the environment and costs taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. City bylaws impose penalties for illegal dumping on City property. A person caught illegally dumping material will have to:
Contact the Vancouver Police Department's non-emergency line: 604-717-3321.
If you manage or own a building and there is repeated illegal dumping on your street or in your lane, we suggest you:
You can also request "No Dumping" signs for your property by calling 3-1-1.
Abandoning or dumping garbage in the street or alley is illegal under "Depositing Rubbish or Refuse" (section 84) of the City of Vancouver's Street and Traffic Bylaw.Street & Traffic Bylaw
Play a role in your neighbourhood by taking part in KVS, a series of programs that help reduce litter and keep our streets clean.