Litter & Illegal Dumping
If you feel that someone or the environment is in imminent danger or may have been exposed, call 911.
If you come across generic 20-litre pails with lids, 45-gallon drums, together with black garbage bags or other plastic containers, do not touch, kick, move, or open any of the containers. They can be of serious concern, as they often contain the by-products of illicit drug manufacture, and most of these substances are highly toxic.
Do not investigate dumps of this nature:
– call and report findings to the District’s Fire Department at 604-820-3793 or 604-820-3794 at your earliest convenience
Report the exact location of the dumped materials, approximately how many pails, drums and bags you found, whether the materials were dumped in or near a creek, whether you observed any staining or odours, and whether there are other people in the area who may become exposed to the materials.
All other reports of any illegal dumping or roadside litter can be reported to the District’s Public Works at 604-820-3761.
Mission Environmental Stewardship Society (MESS) & Adopt-a-Block
The Mission Environmental Stewardship Society is a network of non-government organizations, professionals and engaged citizens, who agree to stay connected, share information and partner on projects, programs and ideas to improve environmental and community health.
Litter Cleanup Fundraiser Opportunities
With the encouragement and financial support of Mission, and as a part of the Mission Environmental Stewardship Society (MESS) on-going litter control campaign to educate and raise awareness of the litter problems in our city, all Mission non-profits or community groups (including sports teams and schools) are invited to apply at any time throughout the year to earn up to $400 by clearing 3 to 4 km’s of heavily littered roadway.
- Spring cleanup takes place in April and May, with an application deadline of January 31
- The “Pop-up Clean-ups” take place throughout the year as the need arises – groups can apply any time and can either identify a heavily littered area or have one assigned
For additional information on Mission’s Environmental Charter, Energy and Emissions Plan, and other District community initiatives, please visit our online Environmental Community Initiatives page section.
For more information or to get involved, please visit the Mission Environmental Stewardship Society (MESS) online website.