Illegally dumped gasoline leads to fine

Cumberland resident takes photo of dumping in action, reports offence

  • Feb. 25, 2016 6:00 p.m.

A courtenay man has been fined for illegally dumping gasoline.

A Cumberland resident watching out for the community and the environment is to thank for reporting the illegal dumping of waste on Bevan Road.

The resident reported two individuals pouring used gasoline along the side of the rural road to Cumberland Bylaw Enforcement. The resident took note of the vehicle licence plate and had taken a photo of the offence taking place. Thanks to the diligent actions of this resident, a Courtenay man was fined for illegal dumping by Village of Cumberland Bylaw Enforcement.

The BC Conservation Officer Service is also investigating the matter with further fines or charges possible.

In Cumberland, illegal dumping is subject to a $10,000 fine upon conviction. If you observe or suspect someone is dumping illegally, safely document as much information about the violator and their vehicle as possible and report it to Village of Cumberland Bylaw Enforcement at 250-336-2291 or to the RCMP at 250-338-1321.

The Comox Valley Waste Management Centre on Bevan Road accepts household hazardous waste every Thursday and Friday and once a month on Saturdays for a small $4 site access fee.

Acceptable household hazardous waste items from your residence include labeled and non-leaking toxic, corrosive, ignitable or reactive chemicals, herbicides or pesticides. All product stewardship items, such as light bulbs, paint,stain, motor oil, oil filters and cooking oil are free of charge. Find out more at cswm.ca/hhw

 

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