Illegal Dumping: A Taxpayers Nighmare
Illegal Dumping has become a routine concern for Mission residents; the issue visibly growing over the years along with our population, and not only in our rural ditches and brownfields, but in urban streets and green spaces. The overwhelming majority is household and construction waste, likely from small businesses and households unwilling to travel to our landfill or pay the appropriate fees.
"Education is part of the problem", explains MESS Executive Director, Sophie Thomas,"but it's a multi-level issue with a multi-level solution. We're fortunate in Mission to have reasonable landfill fees in comparison to other areas of the Fraser Valley but still people cite the fees as a reason for the dumping. In extraordinary situations this may be true, but generally, we suspect it's a lack of correct information or a matter of not caring."
Information on landfill fees and disposal locations is available on the District of Mission website.