Negative Impact on the Natural Environment
- Contamination of streams, rivers and lakes.
- Contamination of soil and groundwater.
- Contamination of drinking water wells.
- Damage to plant and wildlife habitats.
Illegal Dumping on Private/Residential Lands
To punish these illicit acts, the District of Summerland has enacted two bylaws regarding the management and disposal of solid waste in our community. The legislation associated with these bylaws can be found here. These infractions are punishable by fines that are to be issued by the RCMP, or the District of Summerland's Bylaw Officer. If a citizen witnesses improper waste disposal, they are encouraged to contact RAPP at 1-877-952-7277.
Illegal Dumping on Crown Lands
All Crown Land dumping infractions are punishable through the BC Litter Act. This legislation states that any individual committing an offence of this sort can be fined up to $2,000 or six months imprisonment depending on the severity of the infringement. Furthermore, future offences will result in additional fines up to $500 dollars per day.