The CVRD is encouraging everyone to report polluters. (submitted)

New video takes aim at illegal dumping in the CVRD

Illegal dumping is a problem in the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

Illegal dumping is a problem in the Cowichan Valley Regional District. Last spring the CVRD launched a campaign to highlight the issue, with a focus on the Hillcrest Road area – a hotspot for illegal dumping.

“The campaign created a conversation in the community about the issue on Hillcrest Road and the problem in general,” explains chair Jon Lefebure. “It’s a conversation we need to continue to have in our communities.”

“The campaign efforts led to a significant reduction in offences,” explains Robert Blackmore, manager of bylaw enforcement. “The amount of offences has remained low throughout this past year.”

The CVRD has partnered with the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities to develop a public education video (www.cvrd.bc.ca/Illegal-Dumping). The video offers an overview of the issue and reminds residents how to report the crime.

Residents who witness illegal dumping should document as much information about violators and their vehicles as possible. Report it to the Ministry of Environment’s 24-hour hotline: 1-877-952-7277 (#7277 from cellphones). Anyone caught gets a $2,000 fine.

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