Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping is an issue across Nova Scotia. Regardless of why the dumping occurs, the issue remains the same – protection of the environment and removing the unsightly and potentially dangerous materials. The Solid Waste Division has a Waste Compliance Officer who is responsible for investigating and coordinating the clean-ups of these sites.



If you see an illegal dumpsite, please do not disturb the material for both your safety and to ensure staff can conduct a thorough investigation.


If you have information on the location of an illegal dump please call the Solid Waste Hotline at 1-888-873-3332 to report it or alternatively submit the form below.

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