Niagara teaming up with Crime Stoppers to help stop dumping

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The Niagara Region is teaming up with Crime Stoppers to help stop illegal dumping.

Regional Chair Alan Caslin, and Chair of the Crime Stoppers Board of Directors Ernie Sibbett have announced a formal partnership between the two organizations that will increase public awareness of illegal dumping issues and provide residents with an alternative way to report illegal dumping. 

The partnership is the first of its kind in Ontario and Crime Stoppers of Ontario has been encouraging all provincial municipalities to follow suit with their local Crime Stoppers agencies to combat illegal dumping and keep Ontario clean.

Under the partnership, Crime Stoppers of Niagara will now receive anonymous tips related to illegal dumping in the region using its anonymous reporting system. 

Information gathered from the tips line will be forwarded to the Region’s Waste Management Services division for investigation. 

Callers will remain anonymous.

 The partnership strengthens the Region’s “See it. Report it.” campaign launched in 2013 to encourage residents to report evidence of illegal dumping so that incidents can be investigated and cleaned up quickly. 

Residents can call Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-TIPS, call Niagara Region’s Waste Info-Line: 1-800-594-5542 or go online to the region's online dumping tool by clicking here.

A cash reward will be given to any person whose report of illegal dumping activity results in an act of compliance or leads to a conviction.