Illegal Dumping in Dysart et al


Illegal Dumping in Dysart et al


ENVR 145 Sustainable Waste Management Class

Host Organization

Municipality of Dysart et al

Supervising Faculty

Shawn Emmett & Kasper Franciszkiewicz



Location of Document



Dysart et al


Illegal dumping


Illegal dumping involves the disposal of waste and other unwanted material in non-designated spaces, including but not limited to landfill perimeters, public roads, public property, vacant lots, public litter bins, and remote terrain (Municipality of Dysart, 2021).
In the Municipality of Dysart et al, anecdotal records have established that roads with low foot/vehicular traffic and visibility, as well as the peripheral area of local waste disposal sites are among the most common dumping grounds within the boundaries of the municipality (Municipality of Dysart, 2021).
To mitigate the health, environmental, financial, and reputational risks associated with illegal dumping, Dysart et al developed the By-law 2021-29 to Govern the Management of Waste, which came into force and effect on May 1, 2021, replacing the previous by-law from 2006.
In order to supplement the efficacy of the new by-law, this paper will examine the risks and behaviours associated with illegal dumping, as well as provide promotion and education methods drawn from best practices enacted by other municipalities.
Approximately 320 hours of time was dedicated to the research and development of this paper. If Dysart had engaged consultants to conduct similar work, at $29 per hour, this project would have cost the municipality $9,280.


Sir Sanford Fleming College



ENVR 145 Sustainable Waste Management Class, Illegal Dumping in Dysart et al, Sir Sanford Fleming College, 2021