Langley Township hunts rural dumpers

The Township is encouraging reporting and better disposal to cut down on trash by roadsides.

  • Jun. 15, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Litter on the sidewalk, a couch on the roadside, bags of trash in the ditch. We’ve all seen illegal dumping in the Township.

Illegal dumping and litter costs taxpayers over $400,000 a year. The Township is taking steps to prevent illegal dumping and offenders can be fined $500 plus the cost of cleanup.

Stopping illegal dumping is a community effort. Let’s work together to keep our Township clean, safe, and beautiful. Click on the links below for more information on reporting illegal dumping, proper disposal options, and other ways to get involved.

What’s the Township doing about it?

Strategy

In April 2015, the Township Council approved the Litter and Illegal Waste Management Strategy. The Strategy was developed with input from the public and is based on three fundamental pillars: education, infrastructure, and enforcement. This Strategy is guiding the Township’s efforts to combat litter and illegal dumping.

How you can help:

• Adopt-a-Program

Want to help cleanup in our community? Join over 2,000 volunteers in 300+ groups that commit to cleaning up litter in our streets, parks, creeks, and trails.

• Report Illegal Dumping

The Township needs your help to find and identify illegal dumping sites and offenders.  Choose a reporting option that works for you:

Submit a “Report a Problem” form online. Select “Public Works” and “Illegal Garbage Dumped”; or

Call the reporting hotline at 1-844-SEE-DUMP (733-3867)

Residential Disposal Options:

Residents have many options for proper waste disposal.

Recycling

The Township offers recycling collection to all residential properties. Local depots also accept many other items for recycling, such as electronics, appliances, paint, tires, and more, most free-of charge.

Garbage and Organics Collection

The Township offers garbage and organics collection to properties within designated collection zones. This service includes the pick-up of four large items each year.   To request large item pickup, contact Sierra Waste at 604-530-3939.

Rural Properties

Residents that do not receive garbage and organics collection service from the Township can hire a private hauler or self-haul their waste to a local transfer station.

Backyard Composting

Residents can compost their food scraps and soiled paper at home by purchasing a backyard composter at a subsidized rate of $25.

Hazardous Waste

Residents can bring hazardous waste to the annual Household Hazardous Waste Event free-of charge.

Questions?

For questions regarding residential collection programs contact the Engineering Division at 604-532-7300 or email opsinfo@tol.ca. To dispose of materials not included in residential programs visit the Recycling Council of British Columbia’s Recyclepedia or call the Recycling Hotline at 604.RECYCLE (604-732-9253).

Commercial Disposal Options:

Businesses in the Township are responsible to properly dispose of all their waste. Click on the links below for more information.

Garbage, Recycling, and Organics

The Township does not offer waste collection service for commercial properties. Bring your waste to a local transfer station or hire a private hauler.

Questions?

Visit the Recycling Council of British Columbia’s Recyclepedia or call the Recycling Hotline at 604-RECYCLE (604-732-9253).

 

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