**** HRM Media Release
Illegal dumping and anti-litter campaign launched
The Halifax Regional Municipality has launched an illegal dumping and anti-litter campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of disposal options, explore social and environmental impacts and help residents understand the consequences of illegal dumping. The campaign’s call to action is “Be responsible for your waste”.
The campaign, in alignment with the municipality’s commitment to reduce illegal dumping and litter, encourages residents to report illegal dumping. Municipal staff are enforcing enhanced measures related to illegal dumping and litter.
Penalties range from $500-$10,000 for illegal dumping, and $200-$10,000 for litter violations. Common examples of illegal dumping and litter include: furniture, appliances, used tires, and general waste.
The municipality has a number of resources available to help residents determine what goes where through its website and the Halifax Recycles app. The municipality also offers free presentations and workshops to schools, universities, businesses and community groups, and hosts a household special waste depot to accept chemical waste generated in your home.