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Cameras Going Up to Catch Illegal Garbage Dumpers

April 21, 2016 12:15 PM | News



High-resolution cameras are starting to go up in problem areas where the City of Winnipeg is seeing illegal dumping.

The two-year pilot project was previously approved by city council to help identify vehicles or people responsible for illegal dumping in priority sites.

Cameras will periodically move from location to location, which are remaining confidential due to the nature of the program.

The city says its goal with the project is to “help develop and maintain safe, orderly, viable and sustainable communities and to promote and maintain the health, safety and well-being of Winnipeggers.”

The fines for individuals and businesses caught illegally dumping garbage start at $600 for small amounts, and $2,000 for large amounts of garbage.

— Staff