Litter & Illegal Dumping


If you feel that someone or the environment is in imminent danger
or may have been exposed, call 911.

Beware of These Illegally Dumped Materials

Picture of litter in a ditchIf 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 the 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.

Mission Adopt-a-Block Society

The Mission Adopt-A-Block Society, a dedicated group of volunteers, helps keep our community clean.

For more details or to get involved, please see the contact information below under “Litter Cleanup Fundraiser Opportunities.”

Please report any illegal dumping or roadside litter to Public Works at 604-820-3761.

Litter Cleanup Fundraiser Opportunities

Mission Adopt-A-Block provides fundraiser opportunities for Mission non-profits through the Society’s annual spring & fall cleanups.

All Mission non-profits can submit an application to participate in a community litter cleanup for the remuneration of $400.

Spring cleanup takes place in April and May, with an application deadline of January 30.
Fall cleanup takes place in September and October, with an application deadline of June 30.

Mission Adopt-A-Block Society: or email

Adopt-A-Block Coordinator:

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Every year, thousands of Canadians gather in September to clean up shorelines of oceans, lakes, rivers, streams, ponds and other waterways and wetlands. Get involved this September and join the TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in Mission’s Forest!