Deliberately abandoned or dumped waste on public or private property is considered illegal dumping.
Illegal dumping is harmful to the environment, costs taxpayers over a million dollars each year, and sends a message that illegal activity is tolerated in our neighbourhoods.
All residents and businesses are responsible for properly disposing of their waste.
How City staff handle complaints about illegally dumped garbage depends on whether the dumping was witnessed or not.
Help us keep your neighbourhood clean and safe by properly reporting all incidents of abandoned garbage or witnessed illegal dumping.
Use this form if you:
Witnessed illegal dumping
Use this form only if you:
Illegal dumping on private property
Phone the Vancouver Police Department's non-emergency line: 604-717-3321.