$1,000 fine imposed for dumping waste on sideroad
Springwater news release October 25, 2013
Springwater Township recently went to court regarding a non-resident illegally dumping waste on a Township side road. Due to overwhelming evidence the incumbent was successfully charged and fined $1,000.00, sending a message to other perpetrators that the Township has a zero tolerance policy and can issue fines up to a maximum of $5,000.00.
The Township of Springwater continues to battle illegal dumping in the area. Even though the Waste Control By-Law 97-127 outlines the control of all types of waste, it is those dumping bags of garbage and other waste into fields, ditches and roads that is most difficult to enforce.
“Unfortunately, most waste is not discovered immediately as it may be hidden in trees and dumped at night, or is on a less-travelled road,” said Municipal Law Enforcement Officer, Brittany Kellington, “it can be a hazard to anyone who may come upon it especially when the contents are unknown”.
No one should ever go through any garbage that is found and should contact the Township immediately to report the incident. Nor should anyone approach those they see illegally dumping but should, instead, make note of the location, vehicle description and license plate.
If you see any suspicious behavior please contact the Township of Springwater Municipal Law Enforcement Office at 705-728-4784 ext. 2033.
Springwater is a municipality of approximately 18,000 residents located in the heart of Simcoe County. Springwater Township is home to the second largest concentration of Simcoe County Forests and is a popular destination for outdoor activities in all four seasons.